Received Facebook Password Change?



Facebook will send you a message whenever you request a password change. However, what should you do if you receive one of these messages when you haven’t asked for a password change? This article will walk you through the correct response to the situation and the reasons why you may have received a Facebook password change email.

What is a Facebook Password Change Email?

Whenever a significant change is made to your Facebook account, the company will send you a message to inform you about those changes. These messages cover everything from changing your data to logging in from a new location.

In this case, the message refers to a password change for your Facebook account. You have nothing to worry about if you’ve changed your password lately. However, a hacker may be attempting to breach your account if you don’t recognize the password change.

What Should You Do About a Facebook Password Change Email?

Facebook Change Password Email
You can use the ‘secure your account’ link in this email to help save your account. | Source: Hacked/W.S.Worrall

If you receive a password change email from Facebook, you must first make moves to secure your account. You should change your password if you can still gain access to your account. Ensure that your new password is entirely different from your old password. We highly recommend using a password generator and password manager to secure your account.

If you still can’t access your account, use the ‘secure your account’ link in the password change email. This will take you to a portal to help you secure your account. Click on ‘Secure my Account’ to start the process. Facebook may temporarily lock your account until you verify your identity; this is done to protect your account from hackers.

The final step in this process is to create a new password. Once again, we highly recommend using a strong password generator and manager. You should also ensure that your new password is unique. You may also want to check your recent account activity to ensure the hacker hasn’t caused trouble on your account.

You can take a few further actions to keep your account safe from this sort of intrusion in the future. Following our account security guide can help prevent hackers from breaching your account.

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