Facebook rolls out Trust Contacts feature, uses friends to help unlock accounts

Facebook rolls out Trusted Contacts feature to aid in recovering a lost account log in.

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Published Thu, May 2 2013 8:33 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Facebook has rolled out the new Trusted Friends feature. Trusted Friends allows a Facebook user to set various friends as trusted contacts to aid in recovering a Facebook account. Should you forget your log in or need emergency access, these trusted friends will be able to lend a helping hand.

Facebook rolls out Trust Contacts feature, uses friends to help unlock accounts | TweakTown.com

The feature is much the same as you might do with your house keys. Many people give neighbors house keys when on vacation or just to keep in case they lose their keys or have an emergency. The system will send security codes to each trusted contact who will then need to provide the code to you.

You'll apparently need the security codes from each friend, which should help prevent a single trusted contact from gaining access to your account.

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Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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