How To Change Your Facebook Password

If you forgot your account logged in to someone’s phone or suspect that someone else knows your password, you should change it to keep your account secure. This guide shows you how to change your Facebook password on your computer or phone quickly.

Change Your Facebook Password on a Computer

If you’re using Facebook on a browser on your computer, you can follow these steps to change your password easily.

Note: you can use any browser – the steps will remain the same.

  1. Log in to your Facebook account from facebook.com
  2. Click on the downwards arrow profile icon in the top-right corner
  3. From the drop-down list, select Settings & Privacy.
  4. From the following menu, select Settings.

    Facebook Menu Settings
    Go to the menu in the top right corner, and from the drop-down list, click Settings & Privacy.
  5. Next, select Security and Login – it will be the second option on the left panel.
  6. Scroll down to the Login category and select Edit next to the Change Password option.

    Facebook Settings Security and Login
    Select ‘Security and Login’ then ‘Edit’ your password
  7. You will see three boxes requiring your current password and the new password you want to set in the next window. Enter your Current password in the first box, your new password in the second box, and retype the new password in the third box to confirm it. Once you get a Passwords match notification, select Save changesYour new password will now be set.

    Facebook Change Password
    Type your old password in the first box and your new password in the second, and retype it in the third.
  8. After saving the new password, you will receive a new prompt will appear with two options:
    i. Review other devices – this will show you the devices currently logged into your Facebook account. You can select Log out from all sessions if you want your Facebook account to be logged out of those devices.
    ii. Stay logged in – This option doesn’t check where else you’re logged into your account
    Select Continue when you’re finished.

    Prompt asking to review other devices or stay logged in
    Select Review other devices from the prompt

Change Your Facebook Password on a Phone

Follow these steps to change your Facebook password using the Facebook mobile app. This works for any device using the app, including iPhone, Android, and tablets.

  1. Open the Facebook app on your phone and go to the homepage.
  2. Go to the three lines menu at the top right corner of the page below the messenger icon.

    Facebook homepage and menu
    Go to the Facebook homepage and then three lines menu
  3. Once you open the menu, tap the small gear icon on the top right. Then, go to Settings & Privacy.

    Facebook Settings Icon in menu
    Go to the settings by clicking the icon.
  4. In “Settings & Privacy” go to Password and security.

    Settings & Privacy showing account settings
    Go to Password and security in the settings.
  5. Go to the “Login” section in this window and select Change Password to set a new password.

    Change password settings under login
    In the login settings, select ‘Change Password.’
  6. You will see three boxes requiring your old and new passwords, and retype the new password.
  7. Fill these boxes with appropriate information and select Update Password.

    Three boxes requiring old password, new password and retype new password
    Fill in the required information in the boxes.
  8. After you have changed your password, Facebook will give you two options before continuing.
    i. Review other devices – this will show you the devices currently logged into your Facebook account. You can select Log out from all sessions if you want your Facebook account to be logged out of those devices.
    ii. Stay logged in – This option doesn’t check where else you’re logged into your account
    Select Continue when you’re finished.
  9. You can select the first option, Review other devices, to log out from all devices/sessions if you suspect someone else might be logged into your account.
  10. Next, select Continue, and your new password should be set!
two options of reviewing other devices or staying logged in
Select Review other devices from the options

How To Change Facebook Password If You Forget It?

If you have forgotten your password, here are the steps to set up a new password. You can also use the same tutorial to recover your password on Android and iOS.

  1. Go to Facebook and log in with your incorrect password.
  2. Next, select the Forgotten password? prompt beneath the login field.

    Login screen with incorrect password error
    Select Forgotten password
  3. Select your phone number or email address from the following prompt to get the security code. Then, you will need to either login into your email or access your phone number’s SMS messages to restore the password.
    Password reset options
    Select one of the options to receive the security code
  4. Enter the code you received and select Continue.

    Dialogue box requiring security code
    Enter the security code in the box and continue
  5. Now, type in your new password and select Continue.

    Choose a new password option
    Enter your new password
  6. You can now log in to your account with the new password!

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