IF YOU ARE worried that your Facebook account will end up in the wrong hands, there are some easy ways to protect it.
In particular, there are three changes you can make to secure the app and protect your privacy.
Get alerts about unknown logins and add two factors
Go to Settings and look for the security section.
Then go to Get alerts about unknown logins.
Facebook will alert you if someone logs in from a device or browser that you do not normally use.
Then you can check your account and log out any suspicious app sessions.
You will be able to see who is logging in from where and on which device.
So if there’s something you do not recognize, scrub the session from your account – shut out potential intruders.
If someone has been able to access your account, you should consider changing your password as a priority.
And add two-factor authentication to verify any logins with a text message – for even greater security.
Remember: accessing your Facebook account can be very costly.
They were able to gather significant amounts of information that could be used to hack other accounts.
Or they can pose for you to deceive your immediate family and possibly rinse the common coffers.
They may even snoop on your private messages and potentially blackmail or blackmail you or loved ones.
Turn off Facebook’s site history
Site History is a controversial daily log of where you have been logged in by Facebook’s iOS and Android apps.
The information is stored on a digital map that can be viewed via your Facebook settings.
It shows which stores and other companies Facebook thinks you have visited, as well as periods where you are believed to have been “on the go”.
Your site history is buried deep in your settings. You can access it via Facebook’s Android or iOS apps, or via your desktop browser.
The setting can be turned off via Facebook’s website and apps and you have the option to delete your site history if you wish.
Among other things, Facebook uses your GPS coordinates to better tailor the ads it shows you.
Site History is cleared by Facebook as part of a privacy review, but you can still see your history until August 1, 2022.
- Open the Facebook app and tap the icon at the bottom right
- Tap Settings and privacy, then press settings.
- Below Your informationprint Get access to your information.
- Tap Logged information.
- Below Placeprint Site history. You may be asked to enter your password again.
You can enable or disable your location history by pressing the blue slider. You can also delete your history.
If you use Facebook Messenger you can enable encryption to increase your security.
Encryption is a way to make messages more private.
Each encrypted missive is mixed up during transport – and only the sender and receiver have the keys to unlock it.
Not even Facebook can read encrypted Messenger text.
You can even encrypt voice or video calls on Messenger for even better security.
Just enter the settings of a specific Messenger conversation to enable encryption.
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