Facebook is by far the largest social network in the world, and it is continually looking for ways to upgrade its security for customer’s benefit. One of the common problems that Facebook users experience is an issue with their accounts being compromised or hacked. In order to prevent this from being a problem going forward, Facebook recently introduced new security features that are designed to make it harder to take over someone’s account.
The majority of these new features are centered around access to a mobile phone. Facebook users can now verify their accounts by receiving a code to their mobile device. Facebook allows users to link their phone numbers to their accounts, so that a retrieval code can be sent if the user reports that the account is compromised. Facebook links the phone with the account by sending a text message to the user with a code inside. This verification code can then be entered into a form on the site, and then the mobile device is verified. If a user finds that his account has been hacked, he can simply request a code from Facebook to get the account back again.
Facebook also introduced a feature known as the “code generator” for users of the Android operating system. With this feature, you can actually get a verification code from inside your Facebook app without having to wait for a text message. This may come in handy if you are outside of cell phone range, but you have a Wi-Fi connection.
The account recovery features that were present with the desktop version of Facebook are also now available for mobile applications. This makes it possible for you to recover your account without ever having to get on the computer if you have a mobile device equipped with the Facebook application.
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