Worried that someone else might have got into your account? Here's how to check
If you think someone might have hacked into your Facebook, you can check to see what devices have logged in to your account and where from.
We've given instructions here for how to do this on a computer, although you can also do this in the mobile app by clicking on the hamburger menu (the three horizontal bars at the top of the screen in Android and at the bottom of the screen in iOS), then tapping Settings>Security and login>Where you're logged in.
On a computer click on the blue down arrow at the right hand side of the blue bar across the top of your screen, and from the dropdown menu click Settings. Then in the left-hand pane click Security and login.
You’ll then see a list of the devices – phones, tablets, laptops – that have been used to log in to your account. You’ll also see whether you’ve used an app or a browser to log in, and where the login was from.
Bear in mind that the location might not be completely accurate: it’s taken from the IP address of the device logging in, which can be off by some miles, and if there has been a malicious login by a hacker, they might well be using a VPN to hide their location.
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If you see a login you don’t recognise, click the three vertical dots to the right of device. You’ll be given two options: Not you? and Log Out. First, click Log Out, and that device will be kicked out of your account immediately.
If you’re worried that someone has got into your account, once you’ve logged out the suspicious device, click on the three dots again and click on Not you? This will launch a wizard that will walk you through securing your account, starting with changing your password.
If you decide to change your password, make sure you choose a secure one: we’ve got more advice on how to pick one that’s very hard to crack here. Or consider using a password manager: we explain how they can keep you safe here. And if you’re a Which? member, you can read which password managers came out top in our test results on this page.