Unfortunately, Facebook won't email you your password. However that's a good idea. I would hope that most websites with proper security don't really understand your password. Instead, they just have a method to know that you've typed it in correctly.
Facebook Old Password Recovery
You can try two approaches: the official method and the ... well, the not-so-official method. Even if you don't utilize the not-so-official way, you ought to learn about it due to the fact that it actually represents a possible security threat.
Facebook login password reset
Just listed below the login password entry field on Facebook's sign-in page is a link:
Click that and you'll be required to a page consisting of something like this:
The very first action is to get in the distorted words provided in the CAPTCHA. This is utilized to prevent automated hacking efforts by "showing" that you're human.
Then, enter the e-mail address you use to login to Facebook or your smart phone number as registered in your Facebook account, and press Continue. Facebook will then request for last verification:
After pressing Reset my password, Facebook provides the next step in the procedure:
Sure enough, you need to discover a message like this in your email after a short time:
In this example, I'll take the confirmation code that was provided in that e-mail (1089b2b8 in this example, yours will be different), enter it into the last page that Facebook provided above, press Submit, and:
Due to the fact that I validated that I am the rightful owner of the account by accessing the e-mail connected with the account, Facebook now allows me to set my own new password.
That's the official and correct way to restore access to your account: by showing ownership of the email account (or mobile number, which works similarly) and after that setting a brand-new password.
Facebook login password healing
If you wish to recuperate your existing password, I require to make it clear that you may not be able to do this.
That being stated, if you've had your internet browser keep in mind the password for you, it might be frighteningly simple.
I'll use Firefox as my example.
Click Tools, Choices, then in the Security tab, click the Saved Passwords ... button:
This notes all of the sites where Firefox saved your password. You can narrow it down by typing "Facebook" in the Browse box as I have actually done here.
Click Show Passwords. After a little extra paranoia:
The Saved Passwords dialog box is updated with an additional column-- the real password-- noticeable for all to see:
Naturally, I've blurred my password here, however in truth, it's clear as day.
If you use Internet Explorer, you'll need to download a different tool. Nirsoft has several password healing tools consisting of "IE PassView," which will expose the passwords saved by Internet Explorer.
All this assumes that you've allowed your internet browser to conserve your passwords for you. If you have not, then this strategy will not work.
The security problem that I pointed out?
If you permit your internet browser to save passwords, anybody with access to your machine can carry out the browser password healing steps detailed above to discover exactly what those passwords are.
Make sure that your device is secure.
After you've recovered your account-- or after you have actually figured out that it can not be recuperated-- I highly suggest you read my post 10 actions to avoid getting your account hacked, Facebook Old Password Recovery. You'll desire to do whatever you can to avoid getting yourself in this scenario once again. Be it due to simply forgetting a password, or to in fact having had your account hacked, that post will help you set things up safely to avoid it from taking place once again.