Facebook puts security first with redesign

Facebook conducted some research to better understand how people used its security settings

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Facebook puts security first with redesign The aim is to provide Facebook users with the tools to protect themselves and take control of the security of their account.
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  June 9, 2017

Facebook is placing security back into the hands of its users with a redesigned security settings page.

The aim is to provide Facebook users with the tools to protect themselves and take control of the security of their account.

Facebook has made visibility one of its key themes, meaning when users access their security settings page they will come across two-factor authentication and Trusted Contacts under the recommended section. Furthermore Facebook has grouped similar features into modules to simplify the layout for enhanced visibility.

The popular social network has also made the security settings page more relatable, for instance its two-factor authentication tool was named ‘login approvals', however it discovered that the name was not recognisable and has now been changed to two-factor authentication.

The redesign included a complete change to the "Where you're logged in" module, which now uses a simpler format. The feature clearly shows the device, location, and login date and time for each place a user is logged in, allowing users to easily see if something is amiss.

To find the security settings page, click the arrow in the top right corner of your screen, select Settings and then click Security + Login on the left-hand side.

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