Friday 25 May 2018

Facebook redesigns security settings page

DUBAI, June 6, 2017

Facebook has rolled out a new security settings page that makes it easier than ever for users to take control of their security on the social networking site.

Facebook arrived at two common themes after conducting some research to better understand how people used its security settings:

1.    The most important security tools should be easily identified.
2.    Security settings should be easy to understand.

Surfacing recommended settings

Now, when users access their security settings page, they’ll see things like two-factor authentication and Trusted Contacts at the very top in a recommended section. These feature recommendations are customized to suit the needs of each person. Facebook also grouped similar features into modules, simplifying the layout for easier use.

Improving usability

Facebook has made its security settings names more consistent with other online services. Its two-factor authentication tool was originally named “login approvals.” After research that “two-factor authentication” was the most recognized term, Facebook adjusted the name.

“By focusing on clarity, we’re making it easier for people to find and enable these features on Facebook as well as other online services,” said Heidi Shin, a product manager on the Protect and Care team at Facebook.

“We also looked closely at features that people had clicked on but ultimately decided not to enable. We found that it was usually the product description — not the name itself — that was discouraging people from completing the action.

“This led to a complete redesign of our “Where you're logged in” module, which now uses a simpler format. The feature clearly shows the device, location, and login date and time for each place you're logged in, so you can easily see if something is amiss,” she added.

“Smart product design requires a collaboration across engineering, research, design, and other functions. It also requires the involvement of people using those products, so we'll continue to listen to your needs and use that information to improve the tools we offer,” Shin said.

“To find your settings, click the arrow in the top right corner of your screen, select Settings and then click Security + Login on the left-hand side,” she explained. – TradeArabia News Service

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