How to set up a Facebook account

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It seems like everyone these days is on Facebook, and you may be wondering what it takes to get your own account. Luckily for you, the process is super simple and takes just a few minutes to set up. After you set up your Facebook account, you could be chatting with old friends from high school or coworkers in no time.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Start at the homepage. When you go to Facebook.com, you see a screen that asks you to login or sign up for a free account. Click on "Sign Up," which takes you to a Web form.

  2. 2

    Fill out the form that asks for your full name, your current status, email address, a password and your birthday. You'll also have to type in a series of letters and numbers for a security check as well as check a box saying that you understand and agree to the terms of use and privacy policy. Click the "Sign up now!" button when you have completed the form.

  3. 3

    Wait for your confirmation email. Facebook sends this email to confirm your registration. When you get the email, click on the link in the email to confirm that you did in fact register for a Facebook account. You will then be logged into Facebook.

  4. 4

    Search for friends and coworkers. When you first set up a Facebook account, you have the opportunity to search your email address book for possible friends and contacts. Type in your email address and password to do a search, or try searching by school or company.

Tips and warnings

  • Make the most of your new Facebook account by uploading a few pictures and filling out your profile.

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