How to Know If Someone Has Hacked Your Social Media

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Gmail has long had a feature that allows you to see if your account is logged in at several locations. The feature also allows you to securely log those locations out if you detect any suspicious activity.

If you want to protect your social media presence, there are similar methods to make sure no one is accessing your Facebook or Twitter accounts.

For Twitter

You can view your Twitter login history by going to Settings > Your Twitter Data. You will be prompted to enter your password before you can access this information.

Here you’ll see a list of all the devices activated on your Twitter account, as well as all the third-party apps you’ve granted access to your account. If you want to see if someone is logging into your account, look for instances of Twitter.com.

Twitter

To revoke access to any of the apps listed, go to Settings > Apps, and you can revoke access to any service or app that strikes you as suspicious.

For Facebook

On Facebook, you can view similar settings by going to Settings > Security > Where You’re Logged In. Clicking Edit will reveal all the active sessions on Facebook.

Facebook makes it easy to log out of all active sessions by clicking End all activity or you can selectively end session by clicking the End activity link associated with the instance that you want to log out.

Facebook

With Facebook you can also receive a notification when someone logs into your account from an unrecognized device or browser. On the same page, go to Login Alerts and select whether you want to get Facebook notifications or email notifications if that occurs.

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Both Facebook and Twitter also offer a few other security and privacy features that help keep your account safe. two-factor authentication is offered by both Twitter and Facebook where you have to enter a code received on your verified phone in order to log in to your account on a new device or browser.

How do you keep your Facebook and Twitter accounts safe? Let us know in the comments.

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