There may come a day that you’ll get locked out of your Facebook account, whether you forget your password or run into another problem. Facebook recently introduced a feature called ‘Trusted Contacts’ to help you out if you run into this kind of problem. Trusted Contacts lets you pick three to five Facebook friends that you trust enough to give you power to help you re-gain access to your account. If you get locked out, just let one of these chosen people know and Facebook will give them a code and instructions to help get you back into your account. Worried about security? Facebook says to only select the people you’d trust with a key to your house, because you’re really giving them a lot of power. While it wouldn’t be smart to pick five people at random from your friends list, picking close friends or family members will help ensure you never get locked out of your account again. Choose wisely.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.