To thwart hacking or any such nefarious design, I make sure to add an additional shield to my social account. Apart from taking the full advantage of two-factor authentication, I also use trusted contacts feature to take the help of my friends if something goes wrong. Yet to give a try to this security feature? Follow this complete guide to add trusted contacts to Facebook account on your iPhone, Android or computer to get help when locked out.
If you ever can’t access your account, you can ask Facebook to send the security code to your friend. Then, you can get the code from your trusted contact to sign in to your account. One thing worth mentioning is that you are allowed to select minimum three friends and maximum five.
How to Add Trusted Contacts to Facebook
How to Add Trusted Contacts to Facebook to Get Help When Locked Out on iPhone
Step #1. Open the Facebook app on your iPhone.
Step #2. Now, tap on the menu button at the bottom right corner.
Step #3. Next, tap on Settings.
Step #4. Select Account Settings.
Step #5. Tap on Security & login.
Step #6. Tap on Choose 3 to 5 friends to contact if you are locked out.
Step #7. Next up, tap on Choose Trusted Friends.
Then, select the friends you want to add to your trusted contacts. Take the help of search button if you don’t find your friend on the list.
In the end, make sure to tap on Done to confirm.
Getting it done on Android is equally simple. Keep reading…
How to Add Trusted Contacts to Facebook to Get Help When Locked Out on Android
Step #1. Open the Facebook on your Android device.
Step #2. Now, tap on the menu button at the top right corner.
Step #3. Tap on Account Settings under Help & Settings.
Step #4. Select Security & login.
Step #5. Next, tap on Choose 3 to 5 friends to contact if you are locked out> Choose Trusted Friends.
Step #6. Next, select your friends whom you wish to add and tap on Done to confirm.
Setting up this security feature on a desktop is as upfront as it’s on a mobile device.
How to Add Trusted Contacts to Facebook to Get Help When Locked Out on Computer
Step #1. Open a web browser and head over to facebook.com.
Step #2. Now, click on the tiny downward arrow at the top right corner and select Settings.
Step #3. Click on Security & login.
Step #4. Go to Choose 3 to 5 friends to contact if you are locked out section and click on Edit which is right next to it.
Step #4. Next, click on Choose friends and a popup will appear.
Step #5. Click on Choose Trusted Contacts.
Step #6. Select your friends and click Choose Trusted Contacts. Then, enter the name of the friends you want to add and confirm.
Have your say:
I find this feature very helpful as it adds another layer of safeguard to your account. Let me know what you think of it in the comments.
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