Have you ever tried logging into your Facebook account and then noticed some weird activities. It could be messages that you did not write being sent to people or a change in your account password.
All of a sudden, you get these new people in your friend list that you did not send friend requests to, and you’re wondering why. Well, here is a guess, your account has probably been hacked.
So, how would you recover your hacked Facebook account? Not to worry because we will show you how to recover your account easily and prevent such things from happening again in the future.
Signs that your Facebook account is hacked
- Unknown messages are sent to people from your account.
- Change of Facebook account password or email address.
- Post updates that you are not aware of.
- Change in your username or date of birth.
How to recover your hacked Facebook account
Here’s a guide on how to recover a hacked Facebook account. In later steps, we will see how to prevent such activities from happening again.
1. Report compromised account
Go to the report compromised account page on Facebook and click on the ”My Account Is Compromised” button.
You will be redirected to a page where you will be required to enter your email address or mobile number of the compromised Facebook account.
Later, you will be asked to enter your account password.
After signing in, a list of options will be displayed asking you to confirm any suspicious activity on your account.
You can pick one option and press on Continue.
You will be redirected to another page where you can change your password.
Here a list of questions will be asked to determine if it’s really you who is making the changes.
Facebook will look at your recent activities before allowing you to change your password.
This includes checking your username, password, recent posts, payment methods added to your account, and more.
2. Change Facebook security settings
Account security settings can help you determine that on how many devices have your Facebook account been logged in.
To check the devices, log into your account, go to Settings and then go to Security and login.
A list will be displayed of all the devices that currently have access to your account.
If you do not recognize any of the devices, click on the three dots on the right and choose Log Out to remove that device from accessing your account.
You can then go ahead and change your password to keep your account secure.
Also read: Facebook account temporarily locked? Here’s how to unlock it
How to keep your Facebook account safe
You can keep your account safe and secure by using two-factor authentication to log into your Facebook account.
A code generator can also be used that will be asked for in case of an attempted login from an unrecognized source.
You can use third-party tools such as Google Authenticator to keep your account safe and secure by generating unique login codes.
You can also choose a list of trusted contacts that can be used to get back access to your Facebook account if you are ever locked out.
Also read: Facebook account suspended? Here’s how to recover it back
Remember to always watch out for any suspicious activities on your Facebook account frequently.
If you ever feel your account has been compromised, then take proper measures to protect and keep your account secured.