To thwart hacking or any such nefarious design, I make sure to add an extra shield to my social account. Apart from taking full advantage of two-factor authentication, I also use the trusted contacts feature to take the help of my friends in case something goes wrong. Haven’t you tried this security feature out yet? Follow this complete guide to add trusted contacts to Facebook account on your iPhone, Android or computer to get help when locked out.

If you are ever unable to access your account, you can ask Facebook to send the security code to your friend. Then you can ask your trusted account for the code which you can then use to sign in to your account. One important thing you should note is that Facebook lets you select minimum three friends and maximum five.

How to Add Trusted Contacts to Facebook

How to Add Trusted Contacts to Facebook

How to Add Trusted Contacts to Facebook to Get Help When Locked Out on iPhone

Step #1. Launch the Facebook app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Next, tap on the menu button in the lower right corner of the screen.
Tap Menu Icon

Step #3. Now, you need to tap on Settings
Navigate to Settings on iPhone FB App

Step #4. Tap on Account Settings and then tap on Security & Login.

Step #5. Tap on Choose 3 to 5 friends to contacts if you are locked out.
Choose 3-5 Friends if you are Locked Out

Step #6. Next up, tap on Choose Trusted Friends.

Step #7. Now, you need to select the friends you want to add to your trusted contacts. You can use the search button if you can’t find your friend on the list.

When you are done, make sure to tap on Done to confirm your settings.

Adding trusted contacts to Facebook on Android is also easy as well. Continue reading to learn more.

How to Add Trusted Contacts to Facebook to Get Help When Locked Out on Android

Step #1. Launch the Facebook app on your Android device.

Step #2. Next, tap on the menu button in the upper right corner of the screen.

Step #3. Now, you need to tap on Account Settings under Help & Settings.

Tap on Account Settings on Android Facebook App

Step #4. Tap on Security & Login.

Step #5. Now, you need to tap on Choose 3 to 5 friends to contacts if you are locked out and then tap on Choose Trusted Friends.

Step #6. Next, choose your friends whom you want to add to your trusted contacts and then tap on Done to confirm. You can also use the search bar to search for the friends.

Getting this done on a desktop is just as simple on a mobile device. Read on to learn more.

How to Add Trusted Contacts to Facebook to Get Help When Locked Out on Computer

Step #1. Open any web browser on your computer and go to the Facebook website (facebook.com).

Step #2. Next, click on the tiny downward arrow in the upper right corner of the window and then click on Settings.

Step #3. Click on Security & Login.

Step #4. Go to Choose 3 to 5 friends to contact if you are locked out section and click on Edit which is to the right to it.

Step #5. Now, click on Choose friends. A popup will come up on the screen.

Step #6. In the popup that appears, click on Choose Trusted Contacts.

Step #7. Choose your friend and then click Choose Trusted Contacts, Then, type in the name of the friends you want to add and click confirm.

That is pretty much it!

Wrapping Up

I really think this feature is very helpful as it adds an extra layer of security to your Facebook account. Tell us what you think about this feature in the comments section below.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. This is really so helpful! I can now have full confident that my Facebook account is safe from hacker now by the trusted friends features! Thanks alot techlector for this education

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