Check The Last Login Time and Location on Facebook

Facebook recently introduced a feature which allows you to check when was the last time you logged into your Facebook. If you are concerned with the security of your Facebook profile and doubt that anyone else may be secretly logging into your Facebook profile, this tip will be very useful.

Before you start tracking your Facebook login information, go to your Account > Account settings and click the “Change” button next to the “Account Security” section. You will see the following settings:

Facebook Login time and Location

Here you will be able to view the following data related to your Facebook account:

1. The time and date of last Facebook login. You can tally this with your own account activity to check whether anyone else is sneaking on your Facebook account.

2. In addition to that, there will be a location feature which will match the IP address of the computer and show an approximate location. In my case, this didn’t worked but at least the country parameter matched.

3. You will also be able to see the system and devices used to login to your Facebook account. If the system specified is a different operating system or a browser which you don’t use, there are chances that someone else is trying to access your Facebook account.

There is also an option to get Facebook login information as an SMS or email message. It’s recommended to turn that on so that you get real time notifications whenever someone else logs in to your Facebook account by accident.

When you are very sure that someone else is using your Facebook account, change your Facebook account’s password immediately. It is advised to choose a different password for your email and Facebook account, because in case the person is able to log in to your email, he may gain access to your Facebook account as well.

More tips:

1. How to block Facebook applications and prevent Facebook photo tagging
2. How to disable Facebook places

Amit Banerjee is the founding editor and owner of Ampercent. He is a die hard technology enthusiast and writes about all things technology, How to guides, tutorials and search engines. Follow him on Twitter, read his personal blog or drop him an email.

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