Facebook launched its Security Checkup tool for Android devices. The tool allows users to log out of Facebook from browsers or devices they haven’t used for a long time and improve their account’s security. Additionally, users are able to turn on Login Alerts which not only protects their password, but also notifies them if somebody else is logging into their account from another device or machine.
The desktop version of the Security Checkup tool was available a few months ago, and it proved to be a very useful security feature in Facebook. According to its website, they are working on the iOS version of Security Checkup tool.
“People told us the tool was helpful and made it easy to add extra protections for their Facebook accounts. So, we’re rolling it out to our Android app so more people can use it,” Facebook stated on its website. So practically, it makes the Security Checkup tool more accessible to mobile users that uses the social website.
This is a good move by Facebook in terms of security since so many of these accounts also uses the mobile version or app of the social website. The Login Alerts is also a very useful feature, users don’t even need to worry about their accounts that might be breached without their knowledge.