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Whether you lost your device, were victim to a cyber attack, or simply want to make sure your accounts are safe from stranger eyes, changing your passwords is a good idea. Today we’ll help you change your Facebook password and keep all that personal information private.

There are two ways to change Facebook passwords. One is a traditional password change and the second is a password reset. The main difference is that password resets are done when you don’t remember your current Facebook password. These don’t require entering your current password, but you must go through secondary steps to verify your identity. Let’s get started.


How to change Facebook password

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How to change Facebook password on a browser: 

  1. Sign into your Facebook account.
  2. Click the arrow down button in the top-right corner.
  3. Select Settings & privacy.
  4. Hit Settings.
  5. Select Security & Login.
  6. Find the Change password section and click on Edit.
  7. Enter your current password, as well as your new password.
  8. Click Save changes.

How to change Facebook password on Android app: 

  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Tap on the 2-line hamburger button to the top right.
  3. Select Settings & Privacy on the bottom.
  4. Hit Settings.
  5. Select Security and Login.
  6. Tap on Change password.
  7. Type in old password, then type in new password twice.
  8. Hit Save.

Also: All Facebook apps, where to get them, and what they do!


How to reset Facebook password from a browser

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How to reset Facebook password in a browser: 

  1. Go to Facebook’s Find Your Account Page.
  2. Input the email, phone number, name, or user name associated with your account.
  3. Click Search.
  4. Follow instructions to recover your account and set a new password.

How to reset Facebook password on Android app: 

  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Tap on the 2-line hamburger button to the top right.
  3. Select Settings & Privacy on the bottom.
  4. Hit Settings.
  5. Select Security and Login.
  6. Tap on Change password.
  7. Select the Forgot Password? option at the bottom.
  8. Select the right email.
  9. Follow instructions to set a new password.

Tip: 10 best alternative Facebook apps for Android


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