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  1. Login Notifications – Enabling this feature allows you to be notified when your account is accessed from a computer or mobile device that you have not used before.
    1. Click on Settings ==> Security ==> Edit
    2. There are two notification methods: Email or Text Message/Push Notification.
      • If you choose the Email Option:
        1. You need to check the box and save changes.
        2. You will now receive notification emails to the account associated with your Facebook Account.
      • If you choose the Text Messaging Option:
        1. You will be prompted to enter your cell phone number.
        2. You will receive a text with a confirmation code.
        3. To finish set-up, you will need to enter the code on the site and click save changes.
        4. You will now receive notifications to your phone.
      • You can enable both notification methods!
  2. Login Approvals – Enabling this feature allows you to use your phone as an extra layer of security to keep others from logging into your account. This means that when someone tries to log-in to your account from a browser that has not been previously used to access your account, you will receive a notification requiring your approval before access is granted.
    1. Click on Settings ==> Security ==> Edit
    2. Check box “Require a security code to access my account from unknown browsers”
      • Benefit: You are able to prove that it is actually you trying to access your account.
      • Note: These codes can only be sent to your cell phone via text message or through the Facebook app
    3. Click Get Started ==> Choose your phone type: Android, iPhone, iPod touch, or Other
      • If you choose Android, iPhone, or iPod touch:
        1. You will be asked to make sure you have the latest version of the Facebook App on your device.
        2. Next, you will need to activate Code Generator which will create new security codes in your phone’s Facebook app every 30 seconds. Follow the 4 steps provided on your screen.
        3. Using Code Generator, you will enter the security code provided.
        4. You then will have the option to delay needing a security code for a week after set-up or requiring a security code right away. We recommend you check the box that says, “No thanks, require a code right away.”
      • If you choose Other:
        1. You will be sent a text message with a code to confirm access to your phone for login approvals.
        2. Enter the security code once you have received it.
        3. You then will have the option to delay needing a security code for a week after set-up or requiring a security code right away. We recommend you check the box that says, “No thanks, require a code right away.”

If you set-up either feature below or are already using Login Notifications/Login Approvals, leave a comment below with your thoughts!

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