Facebook Alerts Unrecognized Logins
Enabling this security feature will alert you whenever someone tries login in to your Facebook from a device or web browser not recognized. It will also tell you which device tried login in and where it is located.
How to enable alerts for unrecognized logins
To get alerts about unrecognized logins to your Facebook, follow these steps:
- If using a computer, go to your Security and Login Settings by clicking down button in the top-right corner of Facebook and clicking Settings. On a mobile device, simply scroll down to the bottom of any page and click ‘Settings & Privacy‘.
- Go to Get alerts about unrecognized logins and click Edit.
- Choose where you want to receive your alerts, such as from your email account or with a Facebook notification from a recognized device.
- Click Save Changes.
After you start getting alerts about unrecognized logins to your Facebook account, here are things you need to know:
- When you receive a login alert, you can let Facebook know you recognize the login activity by clicking or tapping ‘This was me‘.
- If you don’t recognize the login activity, click or tap ‘This wasn’t me‘ and Facebook will give directions on resetting your password and secure your account.
- You can save a device or browser to your list of trusted browsers or recognized devices. This way, you won’t get alerts about the computer or mobile device you usually use to login to Facebook. However, don’t choose this option if you’re using a public computer (such as one in a library or cafe).
Sometimes, friends or close relatives may gain unauthorized access to your Facebook password without your knowledge and may attempt to login to your account without your consent from an unrecognized device.
You should enable the option for alerts so that you can immediately change your password whenever an unknown device happens to login to your Facebook.
Enabling alerts helps improve the security of your Facebook account, and we strongly suggest you take advantage of this option.