I forgot my Facebook password

Below are steps and help with what to do when you've forgotten your Facebook password.

Note: This document and Computer Hope will not provide the steps to hacking into any Facebook account.

Make sure your cookies are enabled

In order to log into Facebook, you must have your Internet browser cookies enabled. See the system information tool if you're not sure if your cookies are enabled or disabled.

Reset your password

Facebook password resetLike most online services, Facebook does have a password reset and recover tool to reset your password. Click the "Can't log in?" link under the Password field at the top of the Facebook home page.

Facebook password resetYou can also visit the link below to recover or reset your password.


Enter the Email address, Phone number, Username, or Full Name that is associated with your Facebook account. Follow the steps to recover your account or reset your account password.

If you have trouble finding your Facebook account, click the "I can't identify my account" link on the above page.

Reached maximum times to reset error

If you've tried resetting your password or have tried logging into your account multiple times without success, your account will be temporarily locked as a security measure. Wait a few hours and try logging into your account again.

Trying to access a deceased users account

My Facebook account was hacked

Finally, if you believe your account was hacked or someone else changed your password without your permission, you'll need to go through the Facebook Help Center in order to resolve this issue.

Tip: Often, when an account is hacked, you will still be able to reset the account password using the above suggestions.

Can you send me my Facebook password or username to my e-mail address?

Computer Hope is not affiliated with Facebook and has no access to Facebook accounts, so we cannot recover and send your Facebook password to you.

If the above steps do not help you in getting your Facebook password, visit the Facebook Help Center for additional assistance.

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