If you are not on Facebook already, you are not only missing out on a lot of friendly banter but also the opportunity to market your own skill sets and your business venture. Given the sheer popularity of the social networking platform, it would be impossible to deny the fact that Facebook has stupendous potential as more than just a tool which can be used to keep in touch with near and dear ones.
Those of you who are all set to open their own account on the social networking site will need information on how to go about the process. So, here are some tips on how to sign up Facebook and log in to the site.
Facebook sign in made easy: What you will need to start!
One factor that has added to the allure of Facebook is its simplistic sign in procedure. All you need to do is start with a device, either a computer or a mobile gadget, which is connected to the internet. You will also need to have an email id which is presently accessible and will be in the future.
You could always change this information as long as you can use your account dashboard. However, if you were to lose or forget your password, this is the only information that can be used to reclaim your Facebook account, if you have not provided your phone number at the sign in stage.
How to sign up Facebook and log in: Getting to the homepage!
Depending on the device that you are using to access the social networking site, you will have varying options. For instance, if you are working on a desktop, you can simply go to the homepage of Facebook by typing in the URL www.facebook.com in your browser. On the page, you will see options for existing users to log in to their account as well as a form specifically meant for Facebook sign in.
If you are using a mobile device, such a tablet or a feature phone, you can visit Facebook’s mobile homepage at m.facebook.com. This is simply a lighter, mobile friendly version of the original webpage. It loads easily and is faster than when you use the regular homepage for mobile log in. For sign in through your mobile device, you will need to click on the “create new account” tab in green.
Finally, things get simpler for Smartphone users. Once, you download the app of Facebook that is appropriate for your phone type, open the program and you will see the same two options; one for logging in and the other for creating an account with the social utility.
Offering information for Facebook.com sign in
Regardless of what option you are using to access the sign in page, the information that you will need to furnish will stay the same. The very first piece of data required will be your name (first and last). After you get your account and start sending out friends requests, your name will be included in all forms of your interactions. So, it is best to use your full name or at least some version of it. This way, your friends will be able to identify you easily.
If you are getting a business/corporate page, it would help to use the full name of your venture, so your clients do not mistake your page for that of another establishment. For personal accounts, you will be asked to add your birth date and gender as well.
Verifying your email id or your phone number
There are two pieces of information that can be provided for account verification. You can either add your phone number or your email address or both. For the webpage sign in up, initially, you only have the option of adding your email username. Subsequently, you could also include your phone number once you gain access to your account.
On the other hand, on the mobile page, the verification field is designed to capture either the phone number or the email address. Whatever mode of verification you choose, you will be sent a confirmation code. On your cell phone, you will receive a text message with the code that will have to be inserted in the verification field. For an email account, you will get a message from facebook.com with the verification link, click on this and you will be good to go.
So, your account is up and running, what now?
Even if you have opened your Facebook account by using a mobile device the account information can still be used to log in to the site through a personal computer and vice versa. It is only a matter of accessing the homepage of the social networking portal or you could use the Smartphone app from Facebook. In either case, just insert your username or your email id along with your password and you will be able to log in to your account dashboard.