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How to Login to your Facebook Home Page if you Forgot your Password and Username

Do you sometimes forget your Username ID and Password for your Facebook Home Page account?

I used to do it all the time! I will show you how to put the URL on your Favorites Icon or to Bookmark it on your computer so that this Facebook login problem will be solved.

How To Login to Facebook When you Have Forgotten your Password and Username

Step by step instructions

  • Go to the top right hand corner of your page
  • Under the login box you will see a link that says ‘Forgot your password.’
  • Click this.
  • A box will pop up.
  • It will say: Find your account

Click on ‘I can not identify my account’

There are four options to retrieve your Facebook Login information

You can either use your

  • Email, Phone number, Username or Full name

So if you have forgotten your Username ID and Password you can retrieve your login details here

  • Type the info into whatever box you want
  • Click Search
  • If you use your full name option this appears:
  • Your Name: Type it here
  • Enter friend’s name: Type in a Friend you have on your Facebook account
  • Click send
  • It will ask ‘Did you try to identify your account’
  • Click the Yes box and send

How To Login to Facebook
How To Login to Facebook

You will See your Account on the Screen

  • You will be told ‘These accounts match your search’
  • Click, ‘This is my account’
  • Then you will be asked to reset your password.

How Would you like to Reset your Password?

  1. Use my Google account
  2. Email me a link to reset my password

If you choose option 1

You will be brought to a box which says:

Facebook.com is asking for some information from your Google account

  • Click the box that says 'Give permission'
  • You will be brought to a box which will let you reset your password.
  • Type in your new password and then again to confirm it
  • You will be brought automatically to your Facebook account
  • Please write you user ID and password into a notebook so you can have it for the next time.

How to Bookmark your Facebook Homepage
How to Bookmark your Facebook Homepage

How to Login to Facebook Homepage Every time

Have you had one of these problems while signing in lately

  • I can not log in to my facebook homepage
  • I have forgotten my Facebook password.and/or ID
  • My log in has failed
  • My password or User ID is incorrect

I have a Quick and Easy Solution here

You can put your Facebook Homepage on the 'Favorites' icon on your computer so that this log in problem will disappear.

Step by step instructions below

How to Bookmark your Homepage

Step 1

  • Log in to your account by entering your email address and your password. But before you click 'Login' it is very important that you tick the box that says ' keep me logged in'.
  • This can be found directly under the box where you have to enter your e mail address. You will automatically be brought to the wall.
  • Go to your own account by pressing Profile. This can be found on the top right of the page, next to the Home button. Now you are on your own page.

Step 2.

  • Go to the very left of your internet page. You will see the word Favorites. Press this once. A drop down menu will appear.
  • The very first option is ‘Add to Favorites.’ When you press this word a box will appear in the middle of your computer screen entitled ‘Add a Favorite.’
  • You also get the choice of changing the name of the bookmark if you wish by retyping in the box that has the blue shaded text.
  • When you have chosen the options and are ready to save the Facebook site to your ‘Favorites’ then you just have to press the ‘Add’ button.
  • You are done. You have added your Facebook Homepage to your favorites

Facebook Homepage Login Help

The next time you want to login to your Facebook account there will be no more problems

Step 3.

  • Go to the Favorites on the top left of your computer screen and press. A drop down menu will appear. You will see Facebook there.
  • Press this button and you are automatically signed in this time and every time you use this way of accessing your account.

No more log in problems for you!

Facebook applications. Farmville

Playing the game Farmville on Facebook
Playing the game Farmville on Facebook

The Games Applications on Facebook

Be warned - some of these games can become addictive

MMA Pro Fighter, Mafia Wars, MindJolt Games, Roulette Madness, Glamble Poker and Texas HoldEm Poker.

FishVille, Happy Aquarium, Farm Town, Pet Society, Treetopia, FarmVille, Bejeweled Blitz, Bubble Popp and Tower blocks.

Are you spoiled? Name Analyzer, Me to You, Flowers for Friends, Jungle Jewels.

Popular Applications used on Facebook

Email

It is an easy way to send private emails to your friends and family on Facebook.

Wall

The Wall on Facebook allows you to post a public message, link, thought or photo. This needs to be done just the once and all your friends and family can see it.

Photos

All your photos can be uploaded on to your Facebook page and sorted into albums.

Comments

This feature allows all your friends and family to make a public comment on any of your posts, whether a photo or a link, thought and public message.

Games

There are many games for all ages and interests that you can play for FREE on Facebook.

Groups

You can join any Facebook Group you wish to and then participate in these discussions with like minded people. You can also create a Group yourself and attract like minded people to your favourite interest.

Mark Zuckerberg Founder of Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg Founder of Facebook

The Creation of Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg was a 20 year old Harvard University student in 2004 when he created and launched facebook as The Facebook.com.

It was initially only for Harvard students to connect with one another. Due to its rapid popularity he extended this to other colleges in Boston and then to Colleges in the whole of America.

In 2006 Facebook,com was launched and available to anyone in the world who was 13 years old and over and had a valid email address. Mark Zuckerberg is one of the youngest Billionaire in the world. His estimated worth is over $4 billion in 2010.

The company has just been floated on the stock exchange in May 2012 so now he is worth billions more, In a report done by the New York Times in 2010 it was stated that the USA, the United Kingdom and Indonesia are the three countries with the most Facebook users.

Facebook Login Confusion on Google

Last year the site 'ReadWriteWeb’ wrote an article entitled Facebook Login. The article got ranked on the news feed on the Google Search for Facebook login.

Thousands of people assumed it was the login page for their accounts. When they got to the article they still assumed they were where they should be to login.

The comments were hilarious as people were getting frustrated with not being able to access their accounts through this link. The writers of the article had to put up this warning on the article itself. ‘Dear visitors from Google.

This site is not Facebook. This is a website called ReadWriteWeb that reports on news about Facebook and other Internet services.’

Facebook Login Tips

How to remember your password and user Id. Facebook log in can be quick and easy when you know how to bookmark your account. One piece of advice. Only use the Bookmark feature on your computer if you are able to ensure complete privacy of your activities on your own computer.

You should only allow trusted family members to share your laptop. And NEVER bookmark on a shared work computer!

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Jaypyramid 6 years ago

Here's one who is always forgetting her username and password. I did not realise you could do that. I knew you could add to favorites but did not realise you could do it while your account was open. That is going to make my life so much easier. Thanks Viking.


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland Author

You are welcome Jaypyramid. Glad to be of help with your Facebook login lol


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

Thanks for the time-saving tip, viking - appreciate your taking the time to help me save my time.


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland Author

You're welcome Drbj. Time is a precious thing, especially for us writers on Hubpages lol


Gregory Williams 5 years ago

Gday very nice web log very userful thank you for the better.


Corne 5 years ago

Hi There, I have a different problem. When I try and login (I forgot my password) I tried providing an alternative email but it refuses stating that another facebook page is associated with it and I could change it there. This doesn’t work. What do I do in this case?


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viking305 5 years ago from Ireland Author

Thanks Gregory and Corne for reading and your comments.

Corne: when you forget your password they usually ask you to supply your email that u gave them. I am not sure why they would ask for an alternative email address.

If this is what Facebook is still asking you then you could create another email account. I find Gmail the best, easiest and quickest. I have written an article about Gmail with the link to create your own.

I hope you can get it sorted soon, let me know how you get on


douglas ridey 4 years ago

My high school has a group. "once a parker always a parker" Popups occur frequently stating my browser is slow and I must stop using facebook or my hard drive will freeze up and the computer will need repair. Is this a scam or is it real. and if it is real how do I fix it....ridey0868@aol.com


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viking305 4 years ago from Ireland Author

douglas ridey that sounds like a virus to me. Do a virus scan on your computer if you have this installed.

Also have you got the BLOCK POP UPS button turned on! This is installed in most computer systems. You can find that on the Toolbar at the top when you connect to the internet


lynda swann 4 years ago

Iam having problems with email eddresses and passwords


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viking305 4 years ago from Ireland Author

Lynda go to the Facebook Login box. Just under that there is a link that says 'Forgot Password.' Click on it and you will be able to retrieve your password or get another one. Good luck.


Mary Anne 4 years ago

I clicked the 'welcome to facebook' message in my inbox by mistake and I am being treated like a new-comer and cannot access my account.Please help.


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viking305 4 years ago from Ireland Author

You should be able to get back to your original Facebook account by logging out and then Log back in again with your password and ID. Good luck


Donna Peterson 4 years ago

I recently changed e-mail address and ended up creating another account and now cant access my old account with all my friends. changed email from howdon2@juno.com to howdon2@wildblue.net


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viking305 4 years ago from Ireland Author

Donna you should still be able to access your old account. Use the old email and old password to login. Facebook has just allowed you to open a new account and they would not have closed down your original one/ Good luck.


Jo Hand 4 years ago

I have a photo on my news feed wall that I can't remove and access the rest of FB.

What do I need to do , the return arrow does not respond, like doesn't respond, nothing!! Can you help ?


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viking305 4 years ago from Ireland Author

Hello Jo. To get back access to your Facebook Account go to the top right hand corner where it says Home. There is an arrow there with a drop down menu. Click this and find the Sign Out button.

When you sign out and then login again the fault should disappear.

If you are unable to access the Home button on your Facebook wall then close it down. Do an internet search by writing 'Facebook Login'. When you click this you can login from here. I hope this solves your problem. Let me know how you get on, good luck.


JPK 4 years ago

How do I close an old facebook account I no longer have access to? It was hacked and they changed the password and email and I can't get it gone.


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viking305 4 years ago from Ireland Author

Hello I am sorry to hear that your Facebook account has been hacked. You should report the matter to Facebook and they will deal with it.

You say you can not access the hacked account so use your new one or open another one for this purpose.

Then go to the right of your account on top and you will see Home. Press the arrow on the right. This will show a drop down menu. Go to Help. Then go to Visit the help center. Click on Report abuse or policy violations. Then you will see other options. Click on Hacked accounts. Then click on Report abuse and policy violations.

Facebook will deal with the issue then. Good luck with this.


Ruby 3 years ago

I always have trouble with facebook. I have to get a new password almost everytime I try to get there. How do I get hold of them? thank you.


Jeffri Abdullah 3 years ago

Great info from The Viking. When FB first began it was only about staying in contact with friends and family - now it has become a very sophisticated marketing platform with so much more to know. I love it and find it endlessly fascinating. Jeffri. http://completeguidetofacebook.com for 23 free videos to help you.


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viking305 3 years ago from Ireland Author

Ruby there is a Help button on the right of facebook homepage. Click on the drop down menu and you can contact them there, good luck.

Jeffri thank you for your comment and the link to the helpful free videos


Brooklyn Mckee 3 years ago

I don' know how to singn in to facebook at and it's my first time in it

can you help me plesse I really need help ??????? ..........!!!!!!!!!


Carmen arias 3 years ago

Why can't I use my current email to reset my password on fb. It's so frustrating!


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viking305 3 years ago from Ireland Author

You need to CREATE a facebook account Brooklyn Mc if it is your first time on Facebook. The button will be next to the Sign In button. Just fill in the boxes. Good luck.

Carmen you can only use the email that you gave when you created your account. You can change it once you have signed in to your Facebook account to your new email address.


Rock 3 years ago

Please I cant get on Facebook it let's me on for like a min but after 1min it kicks me off


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viking305 3 years ago from Ireland Author

Hello Rock, I do not know the reason that you can not stay logged in to your facebook page. There is a help button you can click on the site that might be able to give you the reason.

Good luck


linda froman 3 years ago

l dont knows about how tosign up for facebook l liketo knowstodothis


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viking305 3 years ago from Ireland Author

Linda type in Facebook to your search engine and click on the site.

You will be asked to either sign in or Join up. Click on the join button and follow the instructions.

It is easy to do so and free


Etibanta sahoo 3 years ago

forget my password and user id


Vacinore 3 years ago

All of a sudden I cannot get into my games on facebook. What can I do to bring them back? Thank you.


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viking305 3 years ago from Ireland Author

If you have forgotten your password and user ID Etibanta sahoo then go to the place where it tells you to sign in. Below that there is a link which asks you this question. Click on this link and type in your email address you gave when you signed up. Facebook will send you the information. Good luck.

Vacinore There could be a number of reasons why you can not get into the Facebook games. It is more than likely just a temporary glitch and may be back to normal now. If not then there is a help button that should direct you to the answer on the Facebook home page. Good luck


insuranzelady 3 years ago

I'm having trouble logging in to FB. It wants my email address and I swore I changed it, but my old one doesn't work and neither does my new one. I can't get emails at the old one as that was an old work address. How do I get a new user name and password? Thanks.


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viking305 3 years ago from Ireland Author

Hello Rohit raj. I have copied part of your comment here because I did not want to allow your password and username on this open forum.

Your comment is:

My account is not opening because somebody has done problem. After opening it ask some information & when entered the relevant information then it is not open the page. Please help me otherwise close the account.

Thanks

The only thing I can suggest Rohit raj is that you enter your real name when Facebook asks you to. Then follow the instructions as outlined above. If you can still not open your account then your hacker may have blocked you. There is a help button on the Facebook sign up page. Email them and explain the situation, they may be able to help you regain your account back.

Good luck


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viking305 3 years ago from Ireland Author

Hello insuranzelady, If you do not have your email address do you know the phone number you gave? If not then when you get to the stage 'I can not identify my account' then type in your full name.

You will see a few Facebook accounts and one of them will be yours. Then you click on it and they give you the option of changing your password.

The instructions on how to do this are at the beginning of this article.

Good luck


Insuranzelady 3 years ago

For some reason, it opened yesterday, after trying and trying. The weird thing is, now my business FB page has vanished. Is that possible? the only reason I set up a personal FB page was so I could set up one for my agency and now it is gone. I think FB is more trouble than it is worth.


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viking305 3 years ago from Ireland Author

It is great that your Facebook login problem has been solved Insuranzelady. When you sign in you land on the main Facebook Wall.

In order to see any Pages you created you need to click on YOUR OWN Facebook profile page which is to the far top left. Then you will see an option to click on your pages on the top taskbar. Good luck


ina keen 3 years ago

it wont let me get on my facebook with my account name and number,it keeps trying to give me a new account name and number,how do i get my old account,


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viking305 3 years ago from Ireland Author

Hello Ina Keen, follow the instructions above and when you come to the part where it asks you to select either your Email, Phone number, Username or Full name. Then try each one in turn and see if that gets you to your account. But it will always tell you to reset your password.

Good luck


samina 3 years ago

u hv maade us very easy n thanks for it..................


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viking305 3 years ago from Ireland Author

Glad to be of help samina


Patel 2 years ago

i know password for my email which is my username on Facebook..and i have forgotten my password on Facebook.

How can i log in without resetting the new password n if i want to continue with old password.


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viking305 2 years ago from Ireland Author

Hello Patel you will have to use another password if you need to reset it. But if you want it to be near enough the same as your old one you can add the number 1 to the end of it. Or you can add the last letter twice. That way your new password will be very similar to the old one.


Gail routledge 2 years ago

Im having trouble retrieving my face book account , have forgotten password and i am not receiving confirmation code via email is their any other way to get the code ie like text message..


elizabeth 2 years ago

I go into my facebook page.and it logs me out.


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viking305 2 years ago from Ireland Author

Gail did you check that the conformation email is going straight to your spam folder?

Elizabeth I have never come across this problem before sorry


M ferraro 22 months ago

Can anyone help me please. I had an old computer, it's finally died, I am allowed to put Facebook on my work iPad but the email address is different to my old Facebook account what can I do to get my old account on my new ipad


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viking305 21 months ago from Ireland Author

When you are on your iPad go to your Facebook account and sign in using your old Username and Password. You can still use it on any iPad or computer you just have to sign in as normal


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Ricky firmansyah 17 months ago from Indonesia

Nice article and helpul to me thanks alot for shering..!


Glen 14 months ago

The "solution" above does not work if you can't get Facebook to come up by typing www.facebook.com.

All I get is, "Something is wrong."

How patronizing. There is no recourse when I get this.

Sept 2015.


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viking305 14 months ago from Ireland Author

Try typing in Facebook on your search engine. This will give you options of several links. They should work


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viking305 12 months ago from Ireland Author

Facebook is a part of most peoples lives now for better or worse John

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