It is common to get locked out of one’s account on Facebook, as a result of the hacking activities of hackers or a password reset request. In the case of a forgotten password, all it requires to get back on the platform is to reset the password on the account.
However, it is quite difficult to recover an account that has been lost as a result of hacking. Most times, hackers tend to change vital information that is supposed to help Facebook users recover their account. Thus, to prevent a situation such as this, it is always better to take measures to prevent it.
Note that, it is recommended to never let your browser store your password. Allowing your browser to store passwords makes it easy for hackers to lock a user out of an account.
Here are a few steps to follow to ensure you are never locked out of your own Facebook account in the future:
1 – Choose a password that’s very secure, yet extremely difficult to guess.
2 – Don’t let your browser store your password and log you into your account automatically.
3 – Enable two-factor authentication on your Facebook account to prevent others from logging in to it without your permission.
Once you have the Two-Factor Authentication enabled, a hacker would need to have physical access to your mobile phone in order to log into your account, even if he knows the password.
4 – Disable any apps and games that you never use.
5 – Designate five of your most trusted Facebook friends as your Trusted Contacts. Those trusted friends will then be able to help you get back into your account if you ever find yourself locked out of it.
6 – If you ever change your email address or phone number make sure you change them in your Facebook account right away. You’ll need access to the email address or phone number that’s registered with your Facebook account if you ever need to reset your password.
Source: Ricky’s Daily Tips