How do I open a new Facebook account? Facebook is a free American online global social network service that is owned by Meta platforms. It was founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg and his colleagues at Harvard University.
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How to open a new Facebook account using a PC
To open a new Facebook account follow the steps below:
Step 1: Facebook Sign up: Visit facebook.com and click on Create a new account.
Step 2. Type in your name, email or mobile phone number, password, date of birth and gender. Note: You must be at least 13 years old to own a Facebook account.
Step 3. Click on sign up.
Step 4. Confirm the email or mobile phone number you entered earlier to complete the process.
To confirm the email click on the confirmation link sent to your email. To confirm your mobile phone number type in the code sent to your mobile phone number via text message into the confirmation box.
How to open a new Facebook account using a smartphone
Most internet users primarily access web content via mobile devices, consequently, most social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, TikTok and so on are accessed mainly via mobile devices.
To open a new Facebook account using a smartphone follow the steps below:
Step 1: Facebook download: Download and install Facebook on your mobile device. For Andriod devices download via Google Play Store, while iPhone users should download the Facebook app via the Apple Store.
If your mobile device has limited memory space then you can download Facebook Lite, which occupies less memory space and maintains basic Facebook functions.
Step 2. Open the Facebook app by tapping on the Facebook App and then clicking on Create a new account.
Step 3. Tap next and enter your name, date of birth, gender, mobile phone number and password.
Step 4. Click on Register. The app will automatically log you in. For future Facebook logs in check the remember box. Congratulations you have opened a new Facebook account.
How to set up a Facebook account
After successfully creating my Facebook account, the next thing is to set up the account via the steps below:
- Add a profile picture. This allows people/friends to identify and interact with you on Facebook easily.
- Add friends. Facebook is a social media network of people, thus Facebook will be very boring for you if you don’t have friends, family, or colleagues to chat with and share information with.
When you identify a friend/family member or colleague you want to add you will send them a friend request, and once they accept they will be added to your friend list and vice versa.
- Manage your privacy settings. Any information you drop on Facebook including your contacts, pictures and so on will be visible to the public except you limit what is available by setting up your privacy settings.
How to create a Facebook business page
Facebook is one of the most visited social network services and as such is suitable for individuals, companies and brands to advertise and promote their products and services. Also, celebrities and artists can use Facebook to keep in touch with their fans.
To create a Facebook business page follow the steps below:
Step 1. Facebook login. Visit the Facebook business creation page: www.facebook.com/pages/create/
Step 2. Select the type of page you want to create from the available categories.
Step 3. Choose the name of your page.
Step 4. Choose and upload the profile and cover image. The recommended dimensions for the profile photo are 180 x 180 pixels and 851 x 315 for the cover image.
Step 5. complete the information on your Facebook business page and your page is ready for use.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Facebook Account
- Can I just start a new Facebook account? Yes, you can start a new Facebook account, first, you must have Facebook delete your account before you can start a new Facebook account.
- Can I create a second Facebook account with the same email? Facebook only allows one Facebook account per email address.
- How do I make a Facebook account without a phone number and email? The Facebook account requires you to confirm either your mobile phone number or email.
The process required to open a new Facebook account is not complex; just follow the steps outlined above and you are there.