If you are someone who often forgets your Facebook password, it’s time to get out of the rut. Resetting the password, again and again, can become time-consuming and frustrating. So, if you want to save yourself some time, here is how to check your Facebook password and remember it with ease. Let’s jump right in.
How to Find Your Facebook Password
1. Save Passwords (Chrome)
Every time you log-in to a website for the first time, Google Chrome prompts you to save the password. So the next time you log-in, the credentials are automatically filled in. So, let’s see how you can access this saved password section and view your Facebook password (provided you have saved the login credentials).
You can follow the process if you are on PC. If not, here’s how to check saved passwords in Chrome mobile.
1. Firstly, open Chrome and click on the three vertical dots option (top right corner), and click on Settings.
2. Now open Passwords from the Autofill section where you will find all your saved passwords. Moreover, you can also tweak settings like the save password prompt feature, automatic sign-in, etc.
3. If you are someone like me who saves all the passwords, you are probably going to find a pretty long list. So rather than scrolling, simply look for Facebook in the Search passwords field and hit enter.
4. Now that you have filtered Facebook from other passwords, click on the eye icon to reveal the password. You will be prompted to enter your Windows password in this step. This is mainly done to restrict someone who borrows or stumbles upon an unlocked PC.
Next, type the password and hit OK. This will reveal your hidden password.
2. Password Manager (LastPass)
We discussed Chrome’s native password manager in the first step. Many might argue, why use a third-party app to save your passwords? Well, there are many reasons for you to do that. Here are a few:
- One email data breach will give access to all other passwords
- Easy to view password if one knows your PC/mobile’s passcode
- Limited to one browser
- Lacks password sharing feature
Although there are plenty of apps in the market, I suggest trying LastPass. The app is free and doesn’t bound you to a single platform. All you have to do is remember one master password and you are good to go. The service is available on both desktop and mobile.
Since we are on the topic of forgetting, what if you forget the master password? Well, don’t be disappointed. You have multiple options like mobile account recovery (touch/face ID), password hint, SMS recovery, and a one-time password feature. Moreover, you can also use your old master password. Do keep in mind it will restore the data only to that moment.
3. Reset Facebook’s Password
If you haven’t saved your password in any of the options above, this is the final way out. Of course, you cannot recover the old password, but you still have the option to reset it. It is a relatively easy method and doesn’t consume much time.
1. Open Facebook and click on the Forgotten Password option.
2. You will be redirected to the Find Your Account page. Here, enter your email address or mobile number which is connected to your account and hit Search
3. There are several ways you can change your password for Facebook. You can do a quick reset via your Gmail account, receive a reset code on email, and also use your registered mobile number.
Simply choose the option of your choice and follow the instructions. Easy right?
Closing Remarks: How to Find Facebook Password
As I mentioned, since most of us use Chrome, the first method is likely to solve the problem. If not, skip to the last step, which is resetting your password. If you don’t want to undergo the same process again in the future, I recommend you start using a third-party password manager.