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How to change your Facebook password

If you lost your phone, were cyber attacked, or want to keep your account safe, you should change your Facebook password.
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May 6, 2021
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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.

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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 to bring out the drop-down menu.
  3. Select Settings & privacy in the drop-down menu.
  4. Hit Settings in the next menu.
  5. Select Security & Login, which is found on the left side of the page.
  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.

Read more: How to recover your Facebook account

How to change Facebook password on Android app: 

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

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How to reset Facebook password from a browser

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This is for people who are not logged into Facebook cannot remember their password.

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 3-line hamburger button to the top right.
  3. Scroll down and then tap on Settings & Privacy.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Scroll down and then tap on 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.

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