Every Facebook user needs to change THREE settings right now – delaying could cost you

YOU could be making huge privacy and security mistakes on Facebook.

We’ve rounded up some of the best changes you should be making right now.

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You can secure your Facebook account in different waysCredit: Facebook

Receive alerts on unrecognized connections and add two factors

Go to Settings and then find the security section.

Next, go to Receive alerts on unrecognized connections.

Facebook will notify you if someone logs in from a device or browser you don’t normally use.

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Then you can verify your account and log out of any suspicious app session.

You will be able to see who is connecting from where and on which device.

So if there’s anything you don’t recognise, clean up your account session – shutting down any potential intruders.

If someone has been able to access your account, remember to change your password first.

And add two-factor authentication to verify all logins with a text message – for even greater security.

Remember: someone accessing your Facebook account could be very costly.

They could glean significant amounts of information that could be used to hack into other accounts.

Or they could impersonate you to defraud your immediate family, potentially rinsing out joint coffers.

They could even spy on your private messages and potentially blackmail or extort you or your loved ones.

Disable Facebook Location History

Location History is a controversial daily log of where you’ve been logged in by Facebook’s iOS and Android apps.

The data is stored on a digital card which can be viewed through your Facebook settings.

It shows which stores and other businesses Facebook thinks you’ve visited, as well as when you’re thought to have been “out and about”.

Your location history is buried deep in your settings. You can access it through Facebook’s Android or iOS apps, or through your desktop browser.

On iOS, tap the three horizontal lines at the bottom right of Facebook. Tap Settings & privacy > Privacy shortcuts > Manage your location settings.

You can turn your location history on or off by tapping the blue slider.

To view and explore your location history, tap View your location history. You may be asked to re-enter your account password.

On Androidtap the menu at the top right of Facebook.

Next, tap Settings & privacy > Privacy shortcuts > Manage your location settings > Location history.

You can turn your location history on or off by tapping the blue slider.

To view and explore your location history, tap View your location history. You may be asked to re-enter your account password.

Use encryption

If you use Facebook Messenger, you can enable encryption to increase your security.

Encryption is a way to make messages more private.

Each encrypted missive is mixed in transit – and only the sender and receiver have the keys to unlock it.

Even Facebook can’t read encrypted Messenger text.

You can even encrypt voice or video calls on Messenger for even better security.

Simply go to the settings of a specific Messenger conversation to enable encryption.

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