What is Facebook Protect – this is what you as a page administrator need to do

What is Facebook Protect – this is what you as a page administrator need to do
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Recently, many people who manage pages on Facebook have been reached by calls to turn on something called “Facebook Protect”. We at the editorial office included, which of course runs most of the Facebook pages for our various publications. We are asked to turn on the feature within 15 days so as not to lose access to our pages and accounts.

Elected official – me ?!

The problem? The message, which seems to be sent both as an email and directly in the Facebook app, is so aggressively and urgently worded that many questioned its authenticity. It does not get better from that Facebook Protect information page suggests that the function is primarily for political candidates, their campaign workers and elected officials. Excuse me, what?

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When you administer a couple of pages about gadgets on Facebook, you do not feel directly affected by that definition. In fact, Meta’s information work on Facebook Protect is so lousy that it risks creating more problems than benefits for users.

Facebook Protect
Sound – or get locked out!

It’s a shame, because the basic idea is good – albeit somewhat vague. To the best of my knowledge, I follow Facebook’s scam-smelling link and where the app states that I already have two-factor authentication activated. That’s it. Facebook Protect is thus a call to turn on two-factor authentication, regardless of whether you have already done so or not. The process also verifies that you are a genuine person without, for that matter, going into more detail on how this is done.

You who have been reached by this as a page administrator on Facebook therefore need to take action in the reddest rap. Since we have learned not to follow shady links in emails, text messages or the like, we want to suggest that you find the Facebook Protect activation also directly in the app.

Then turn on Facebook Protect

  1. Dab on the hamburger menu.
  2. Select settings and privacy
  3. Under “Account”, go to Security and login
  4. Dabble in Passwords and security
  5. Here you will find the process for activating Facebook Protect.

Two-factor authentication on Facebook offers several different options for you as a user. You can use an authentication app or, for example, choose to receive one-time codes via text message or phone call. You can read more about the function here.

According to Meta, Protect is a form of “advanced security that is constantly active”. It consists of both tightened login control as well as regular security updates and “preventive prompts” when Facebook launches new features that affect page administrators. In the future, we would like to see a slightly less alarmist approach, however.

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