Secure your account

Security is built into every Meta technology. We also offer several additional security features to help your account reach an extra layer of protection.


You are the only person who should be able to access and control your accounts. Never share your login details with others, and use different passwords for each account on any Meta technology.

As a starting point, use Security Checkup to review and add more security to your Facebook account. You'll need to log into your Facebook account to start Security Checkup. Here are additional things you can do to secure your accounts across Meta technologies.


A strong password helps protect your account. Use passwords that are hard to guess and include at least eight characters and a combination of numbers, letters and special characters. A different password for each account will improve your password security. Remember, don't share your passwords or store them in a place that others can find them.

Login alerts

You can choose to receive an alert when someone tries logging in to your account from a device we don't recognize. These alerts tell you which device tried logging in and where it's located.

Two-factor authentication

Turn on two-factor authentication to create an extra layer of protection when accessing your account from a new computer, phone or tablet.

Logging out

The "Where You're Logged In" section of your "Security and Login" settings shows you a list of devices that have been recently used to log in to your account. If you want to log out of your accounts, follow these instructions.

You can't log out of an account on Messenger, but here are some things you can do to reduce notifications, make yourself unavailable or stop getting messages from certain people.

Permission status

You can review and update your account security settings to ensure you're aware of who's accessing your accounts, and which apps you've given permission to use your information.

Fake, imposter or hacked accounts

If you believe someone has created an account pretending to be you or someone you know, file a report. If your account has been hacked or compromised, secure it immediately.