Recently, I showed you how to be safe on Facebook. Today, I’ll introduce you to two more extra security features – Login Notifications and Login Approvals.

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1. Login Notifications

Login Notifications are a very useful extra security feature in Facebook. When you turn on Login Notifications, Facebook will send you an alert each time someone logs into your account from a new location.

Setting up Login Notifications

Go to the Facebook Settings menu, and click Security.

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Select how you would like to be notified: Email, Text message/Push notification, or both.

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If you select Text message/Push notification, you’ll be prompted to enter your mobile/cell phone number. Enter your phone number and click Continue.

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You’ll receive a text on your mobile phone with the confirmation code. Enter the Confirmation Code in the field and click Confirm.

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2. Login Approvals

Login approvals are another extra security feature offered by Facebook that uses your phone to protect your account. Basically, this is a form of 2-factor authentication (2FA) when logging in to Facebook from ‘unknown’ browsers.

When you turn on Login approvals, you’ll be asked to enter a special security code each time you try to access your Facebook account from a new computer or mobile phone. After you log in, you’ll have the option to give that device a name and save it to your account.

Turning on Login approvals

Go to the Facebook Settings menu, and click Security.

FB-Safely2-6Click Edit in the Login Approvals line.

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Check the checkbox Require a security code to access my account from unknown browsers. Click Save Changes.

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Click Get Started.

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Select the type of phone you use. Make sure you have the latest version of the Facebook app on your device, and click Continue.

FB-Safely2-10Now it’s necessary to activate the Code Generator on your mobile device. Follow the directions in the popup, and then click Continue.

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To test the Code Generator, enter the security code from your Facebook mobile app – Menu – Code generator and click Confirm.

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If you’re not able to use the Code Generator for some reason, Facebook can text the security code to your phone. Click Continue.

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For security reasons, you’ll be prompted to re-enter your Facebook password. Click Submit.

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Enter your phone number and click Continue.

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You’ll receive a text on your mobile number. Enter the Confirmation Code into the field and click Confirm.

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Setup for Login Approvals is complete. If you want to take advantage of Login Approvals right away, check the checkbox and click Close.

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Where you can find the code generator? Tap the menu button and scroll down to find the Code Generator. A new Security code will appear every 30 seconds.

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An here’s an example of a generated code.

 

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