The social network announced that it was testing Security Checkup in May, in a note on the Facebook Security page by site integrity product manager Melissa Luu-Van, who also penned a Newsroom post Thursday confirming its rollout.
She wrote that Security Checkup is currently available globally on desktop, with mobile to follow “soon,” and she offered an overview of how the tool works:
Sometime over the next few weeks, you’ll see a reminder at the top of your News Feed. Click “Get Started” and follow the prompts through three easy steps.
The first step helps you log out of devices you haven’t used in a while or forgot about, so you’re only logged into Facebook where you want to be.
Next, you can turn on a feature called login alerts, which lets you know if anyone else tries to log into your account. We’ll send you a notification or email alert if someone tries to log into your account from an unfamiliar device or browser.
Finally, check out a few tips for how to keep your password strong and unique. We recommend not using your Facebook password anywhere else online, never sharing it with anyone and avoiding common words that may be easy to guess.
In just a few easy steps, your account gets some extra protection and you get some extra peace of mind. You can also use Security Checkup at any time here.
Readers: What are your initial thoughts on Security Checkup?