Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) wants their users’ friends to help them log back into their website. On Thursday, the social media giant introduced Trusted Contacts, a new feature that allows the site’s users to contact their closest allies to loan out a key.
This optional feature allows users to select three to five friends they trust in order to help them log back into the account. When a user gets logged out and has a hard time logging back in, the social network will send security codes to users’ selected friends who then send the code to back to the user. The user will need a total of three codes in order to log in.
The popular website explained in their blog, “With Trusted Contacts, there’s no need to worry about remembering the answer to your security question or filling out long web forms to prove who you are.”
Users can choose their trusted friends through the security settings. The friends will then receive notices that they were chosen to help with the login. As a reminder, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) warns users to only select friends they truly trust as they would trust a friend with a house key.
For users who would rather not involve their friends, there’s still the security question option available. It’s interesting that Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) wanted to make account security options more social as the company enjoys making everything on their site more social. It’s highly unlikely that most users would want to leave their account security in the hands of others, even those they trust, especially when there is a third party involved.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is constantly revamping their services and features to keep their users interested. Although they haven’t always made their customer base happy, they must be doing something right to maintain a healthy level of success.