Whenever it is the matter of social networking, the online users are always bothered of one thing, privacy. Since the time when Facebook was new to the world, people have been expressing their concerns relating to privacy.
However, until now, the Facebook users must have become familiar with the different ways of controlling their privacy such as securing the profile, limiting the access, enabling safe browsing, disabling the bad apps from accessing private information, and so on.
Now, the question is what else is remaining then? Well, have you ever thought of how to know or check if somebody else is using your account on Facebook? This is something that has become common nowadays because of the immoral intruders. However, Facebook has come up with a really good solution for this problem. It has just introduced a new way to know as to whether someone else has accessed your Facebook account. Sounds interesting, isn’t it? Well, kindly continue reading!
Why Facebook Introduced The New Privacy Feature
Have you ever found that someone else has used your Facebook account without your permission? If yes, then I am sure you must have felt like making a strong move so that such unauthenticated login never takes place again.
For taking this action, you must have even tried to identify the root cause such as an easy password to deduce or login information stored accidentally on a public computer. After this, you must have surely gone ahead and changed your password or removed the login information from a public source.
However, let’s face it! These primary steps might not be enough to avoid the problem. By this, I mean it is possible that you might have not yet spot the precise cause such as an automated hacking tool in use. In this case, changing the password would not suffice. So, it is better to track the user who is making an unauthorized attempt to log on to your Facebook account secretly. After all, doing so will eliminate the chances of your account being hacked.
The New Privacy Feature
Facebook now tracks the location as well as the device type of the users logging to its various accounts. So, if there is anybody, except you, who is trying to login via a separate device or from a different location, you can easily detect these login details via email or text message on your mobile. Here are the steps to set this new privacy feature called Login Notifications.
1. Log on to your account on Facebook.
2. Browse to Home –> Account Settings –> Security. The Security Settings page is displayed.
3. On the right side, click Login Notifications.
4. Select the desired option that indicates the mode of notification (via e-mail or text message).
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5. Click the Save Changes button.
Now, in case somebody else has logged on to your account, you will be notified via an e-mail or text message on your mobile immediately. To see the details of such a user, log on to your account, navigate to Home –> Account Settings –> Security, and select Active Sessions on the right side.
Here, you will get a list of devices that have accessed your Facebook account, their access time, and their location. The location is in terms of the device’s approximate geographic location based on its IP address. To prevent the device/user from using your account, just click the End Activity link besides the details.
Moreover, you need to know that Facebook will not notify if you have logged on via the recognized device and location. To know about this device and location, click Recognized Devices on the Security Settings page. In case you try to log on from a different device or location, you will surely receive a notification about the same.