How to Change your Facebook Password

It’s important to keep your Facebook account protected with a strong password. Occasionally you may need to change it. Here’s how.

Regularly changing passwords online is a key ingredient to practicing good security on the internet. If you’re a regular reader then you probably remember when I explained how to secure your Twitter account as well as how to create a secure password. If you’ve not read these posts, I highly recommend it.

Today however I’m going to quickly review how to change your Facebook password as well as how to see how long it’s been since your last password change. Let’s get started.

Log in to Facebook and click the Options drop-down

facebook options menu

Click Account Settings

facebook click account settings

Unlike a lot of other sites, Facebook displays on the Account settings tab the last time you changed your password. If it’s been longer than 90 days, you should change to a new secure password.

facebook displaying last password change

Change the password by clicking Edit on the right side of the  Password field.

click edit to change password

Complete the steps by entering your old and your new Password then click Save Changes.

click save changes to enable new password

Like most things, ongoing maintenance can prevent big issues in the long-term. The same is true in maintaining a healthy security profile online.




  1. Jim Conkler

    November 15, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Facebook said 3 months for me but I changed it anyway using your pass phrase tip. Looks like you also needed to change your pw. &)

    • Steve Krause

      November 15, 2011 at 5:39 pm

      @Jim – Yeah yeah yea.. ;)

      Indeed, I was surprised (kinda) that my Facebook accounted had never been changed before. I fixed that. Granted, it was my test account with all dummy data in it however, that doesn’t mean I should just park it like I had. So yeah, I was wondering if anyone would comment on that screenshot.

  2. Madiha

    December 30, 2011 at 5:58 am


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  5. bettinalarios

    January 17, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    I want facebook pls now i wait for you let know to me pls now i see you later sks

    • Steve Krause

      January 17, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      Sorry Bettinalarios – I don’t follow you… I cannot give you a facebook account. :)


    March 29, 2012 at 8:57 am

    hEY i just happened to change mine this morning before i read this and ran into the problem where now i have to change it on lastpass and my phone as well. I thought we could just remind anyone that if you have it set up on your phone to post updates you are gonna have to change it on there also. Cheers

  7. Angie

    May 29, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Jimmy, Steve, anyone! I realize I have to change my password both on my PC and on my mobile device . . . . but I can’t find how to change my password on my phone! Help!

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