It is Meta’s intention to introduce the Facebook Protect feature to India.
Two-factor verification for Facebook accounts will soon be mandatory.
Human rights advocates, reporters, and government officials are all on the list of those who are in the most danger.
Facebook Protect, a program created for users like human rights activists, journalists, and government officials who are especially vulnerable to being hacked, is being expanded as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to strengthen security.
After being piloted in the United States in 2018 and expanded for the US 2020 elections, the initiative is now being implemented in approximately 50 nations, including India. Users who fit these categories will soon begin seeing a Facebook prompt to activate the “Facebook Protect” feature. The initiative is intended to safeguard user accounts from cyberattacks by requiring them to enable two-factor authentication (2FA).
Using two-factor authentication, and especially third-party authentication software greatly boosts the safety of your online accounts. You can’t get into your account without a one-time password (OTP), which can be sent to your phone through text message or generated by a third-party authenticator software. If a Facebook user with a high-risk account doesn’t activate two-factor authentication before the deadline, he’ll lose access to his account. Users whose accounts are temporarily suspended can restore access by enabling two-factor authentication (2FA).
To Begin Using Facebook Protect, Simply Follow These Steps:
- Choose “Settings” from the menu that appears when you click the menu bar’s three-line icon.
- Go to “Password and Security” and make your selection.
- Just click the “Facebook Protect” button.
- Click the “Next” button twice.
- We’ve scanned your account for vulnerabilities. Please click the “Fix Now” button to continue.
- Activate two-factor authentication by clicking the “Turn On” button.
- Click the “Text message (SMS)” option to choose this form of security.
- Choose the reachable phone number and hang tight for the 6-digit code to arrive by text message. Input the code and hit the “Continue” button.
- If two-factor authentication appears to be active, select “Done.”
- The message “Your Facebook Protect is on” will appear shortly. If you don’t receive confirmation, you can try again.