How to change your phone number on Facebook, or remove it entirely

You can easily change your phone number in Facebook or remove it completely.

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You can easily change your phone number in Facebook or remove it completely.
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  • You can easily change a phone number in Facebook if your number connected to the platform has become outdated, or if you want to remove it entirely.
  • Providing a phone number is optional, but you can change stored phone numbers in Facebook at any time.
  • Facebook uses phone numbers as an extra layer of security in verifying identity, as a way to reset a password, and to connect users to people they may know.
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Facebook asks for a user’s phone number for a variety of reasons.

A phone number can be used to reset a forgotten password; to suggest people you may know so that you can connect with them on Facebook; and to keep the Facebook account safe with two-factor authentication and text alerts for potentially unauthorized logins.

You can easily change a phone number in Facebook through the platform’s “Settings” should you need to. Here’s how.

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How to change phone number in Facebook

1. Log into Facebook on a PC or Mac, click on the arrow in the top-right corner of your home page, and select “Settings.”

2. Select “Mobile” on the left side.

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Select “Mobile” on the left side menu.
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3. If your account isn’t connected to a phone number, you can select “+ Add a Phone” to enter a number. If you’ve already entered a phone number, click “+ Add another mobile phone number” to add a new one.

4. Enter your number, and select if you’d like Facebook to confirm the number with a text message or with a call. Click “Continue.”

You have the option to confirm your number by text or a phone call.

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You have the option to confirm your number by text or a phone call.
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5. Enter the confirmation code you receive from Facebook and click “Confirm.”

6. You can remove a phone number on Facebook by clicking the “Remove” button below the number that you want to delete.

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