Facebook is not going through its best moment , it is a fact. There is not a day in which the company does not star in an article. His latest scandal is a few hours ago, we are talking about a very serious security flaw for which 50 million accounts were exposed. Mark Zuckerberg has given his opinion on this and concluded that it was an extremely serious failure, but about which we do not have to worry.
The statements of the company's CEO may be reassuring for many, but not for many others. For this reason, we believe that it is the best time to change the password of our account and thus avoid possible problems or be affected in another incident of this type . We are going to teach you quickly how to change the password both from our smartphone and from the web version of PC.
How to change the Facebook password from the computer
To change the password of our Facebook account, the first thing we have to do is access the social network . For this we enter our email and password, once we are in our account the steps to follow are very simple, we will accompany them with captures to make the process much easier.
On the main Facebook screen we have to look for the icon of an inverted pyramid, it is located in the upper right, right next to the question mark that opens a help window. As soon as you find it, click, a drop-down will appear that gives us information about our account. We have to go to the option that says "Configuration".
If we have found the option "Settings" we click on it. A window will open in which we will see private information about our account, such as our email. We have to look at the options that appear in the left column. We will look for a section called "Security and login", it has the symbol of a police badge in case it is easier for you to find them with this reference. We will click on this section.
We are finally in the section where we will change the password of our Facebook account. This window has subsections, we have to look for the one that says "login", in which it will make us bold "Change password" this subsection gives us the option to "Edit", we will click to change the password of our account Facebook.
The "Change password" section will be expanded and will give us the option to change the password. But first we have to enter our current password, the one we used to enter our account in the first place. Then we will put a new password that is secure, for this we will use uppercase, lowercase and symbols. We will have to confirm the new password and that's it, we would only have to click on "Save changes" and we would have changed the password of our Facebook account successfully.
How to change Facebook password from mobile
Changing the password of our Facebook account from our smartphone is not very complicated, but it does require a few extra steps. This is because the options to change the password are somewhat hidden within the application. First of all, we clarify that we are using the official Facebook application so this guide is for this application. To download it we just have to go to the Play Store and download it.
First, we have to enter Facebook with our email and the password that we currently have. Once inside we will look for the hamburger menu or the three stacked lines that are in the upper right part. We will click on this icon, which will open a menu in which basic information about our account appears, we are not interested. We have to go down to where it says "Settings and privacy".
Once we have clicked "Settings and Privacy" a submenu will open in which we will have to click "Settings". When we are in this submenu we will go to the Security section and click on "Security and login" this will open another menu.
Once inside "Security and login" we will go to the "Login" section and more specifically to the "Change password " option . Clicking on this option will take us to a section where we will put the current password in the first box and the new password in the two below. If we are satisfied with the new password, we only have to click "Save changes" and we will have changed the password of our Facebook account.