How to Keep Your Account Secure: New Content in Facebook’s Privacy Basics Portal

Facebook expanded the content available via the Privacy Basics portal it introduced last November, adding a section called, “How to Keep Your Account Secure.”

HowToKeepYourAccountSecureBannerFacebook expanded the content available via the Privacy Basics portal it introduced last November, adding a section called, “How to Keep Your Account Secure.”

The new section features 11 visual and interactive guides covering topics including passwords, reporting suspicious posts or messages and what to do if a user account is taken over by someone else.

Product manager Melissa Luu-Van offered more details in a note on the Facebook and Privacy page:

Today we’ve expanded Privacy Basics to include 11 new visual and interactive guides. They focus on the tools we make available to help you secure your account, the steps we take to keep your information secure and the ways you can recognize and avoid attempts to compromise your information. The content is available in 40 languages and ready to be accessed wherever you are — on your phone, desktop or tablet.

This new security collection, “How to Keep Your Account Secure,” covers specific topics like how to create a better password, what to do if you see a suspicious post or message, what to do if your account has been taken over by someone else, how to recognize attempts to steal your passwords and info, how Facebook protects your information and how we handle information requests from governments. Online threats are a growing concern for people, and our hope is that this helps people better understand how to stay safe and secure on Facebook.

Readers: Have you ever consulted Privacy Basics or other security- and safety-related information from Facebook? What have your experiences been like?