Facebook is adding some new features to user ‘account setting’ – trusted friends and app password.
In a blog post by Facebook’s security team break the news that in this month of National Cybersecurity Awareness, they are going to introduce to help keep their users account more secure.
Trusted friend feature is intended to have an access to your account in case it ever lock out for some reasons.
Now you can select three to five friends who can help you in access to your account if you ever unable to login. Facebook will send codes to your selected friends and then you can log back to your account by using these codes passed by your friends along information to you.
Facebook explained it as,
“It’s sort of similar to giving a house key to your friends when you go on vacation–pick the friends you most trust in case you need their help.”
But it also can be possible that your selected friend use this feature to reset the code on your behalf and later can access to your account and also can share the information with others for abusive
So select guardian of your account with some extra care and due thought.
Second feature is App password that can help you to make your account safer while you are using third-party apps.
With this feature you don’t need to login with you actual account password but you can generate a unique password for the app which you can simply enter along with your email while logging into an app. And there is no need to memorize this password.
This password can be generated simply hitting you Account setting tab —–> Security tab ——> and then app password section.