Facebook is continuing its efforts to strengthen the online safety of its users with the launch of the Security Checkup tool for the Android version of its app.
The tool allows users to sign out from Facebook on devices and browsers that they have not used for a long period of time, while also giving options to improve the security of their passwords.
The Security Checkup tool can also send log-in alerts to Facebook users to notify them if another user attempted to access their accounts.
“People told us the tool was helpful and made it easy to add extra protections for their Facebook accounts,” Facebook product manager Melissa Luu-Van said.
The Security Checkup tool is not new to the social network, as Facebook launched the tool for desktop in the summer. With the launch of the feature to Android devices, it should only be a matter of time before it is also launched to iOS devices, though the company has not indicated a timeframe for it.
“We build these tools because we believe it’s important for people to be proactive about security and not just wait for something bad to happen,” Facebook said.
Facebook added that the education and empowerment of users provides them with more personal control, helping them learn the best security practices that they can apply not only on Facebook, but also on other websites and apps.
To access the Facebook’s Security Checkup tool for Android, users will simply have to go to the app’s Help Center. Users on desktop can visit Facebook.com/securitycheckup. All the tool’s functions can be performed in minutes, which is a very short time to spare for improved security for Facebook users.