Creating an Account
Create an Account
Note: you must be at least 13 years old to create a Facebook account.
To create a Facebook account:
  1. Go to www.facebook.com/r.php.
  2. Enter your name, email or mobile phone number, password, date of birth and gender.
  3. Click Create an Account.
  4. To finish creating your account, you need to confirm your email or mobile phone number.

If you're having a problem logging in:
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Adding a mobile phone number to your account:
  • Helps keep your account secure
  • Makes it easier to connect with friends and family on Facebook
  • Makes it easier to regain access to your account if you have trouble logging in
You may see a number suggested for you when we ask you to add your mobile phone number. It will only be added to your account if you choose to add and confirm it.
A suggested mobile number may be based on:
  • Your mobile phone or tablet
  • Your mobile operator
  • Contact info provided by others on Facebook
  • A mobile number that you entered previously but didn't confirm
Keep in mind that you can control who can see your phone number. Learn more in our Data Policy.
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When you create a new password, make sure that it's at least 8 characters long. Try to use a complex combination of numbers, letters and punctuation marks.
If you see a message letting you know the password you entered isn't strong enough, try mixing together uppercase and lowercase letters. You can also make the password more complex by making it longer with a phrase or series of words that you can easily remember, but no one else knows.
Keep in mind that your Facebook password should also be different than the passwords you use to log into other accounts, like your email or bank account.
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If you're having trouble creating an account with your mobile phone number:
  • If you see a message that your mobile number isn't recognized, make sure you typed your mobile phone number correctly. Enter the country code (example: 91 for India) before the number.
  • If you see a message that an account already exists with your mobile number, you may need to wait a few days to try adding it to your account.
  • Try creating an account with an email instead of a mobile number.
If you already have a Facebook account with your mobile number but forgot your password:
Note: If you don't have a mobile phone number, you can create an account with your email instead. Make sure you are logged out of any existing accounts before trying to create an account.
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We ask everyone to use the name they go by in everyday life so that you always know who you’re connecting with. We block the use of certain names to help prevent people from creating fake or malicious accounts. We're sorry if your name was blocked by mistake.
If you're trying to create a personal account:
  1. Make sure that your name follows our guidelines.
  2. Try signing up again at facebook.com.
  3. If you're still having trouble signing up or if you think your name was rejected by mistake, let us know.
If you're trying to create an account to promote a business, product, organization or idea, please create a Facebook Page. Learn more about Facebook Pages.
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Confirm Your Account
To finish creating an account, you need to confirm that you own the email or mobile phone number that you used to create the account:
  • To confirm your mobile number, enter the code you get via text message (SMS) in the Confirm box that shows up when you log in. Learn what to do if you didn't get the SMS.
  • To confirm your email, click or tap the link in the email you got when you created the account. Learn what to do if you can't find the email.
Confirming your email or mobile number helps us know that we're sending your account info to the right place.
Note: Please confirm your email or mobile number as soon as possible. You may not be able to use your account until you confirm your email or mobile number.
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We're sorry you're having trouble confirming your mobile number. Here are some things you can try:
Check the number that you entered
  1. Click here to view the mobile number you entered.
  2. If you entered the wrong number, click Wrong number?
  3. Enter the correct number and click Add.
Get a phone call with the code
  1. Click here.
  2. Click Did you not get the SMS?
  3. Click Call [mobile number].
Re-send the SMS
  1. Click here.
  2. Click Did you not get the SMS?
  3. Click Send SMS Again.
Use an email instead
  1. Click here.
  2. Click Wrong number?
  3. Enter your email and click Add.
  4. Try confirming your Facebook account with your email instead of a mobile number.
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If you created a Facebook account with an email, we sent a confirmation link to that email. If you can't find your confirmation email:
  • Check your junk mail folder. If you're using Gmail, check your Social emails.
  • Make sure that you entered the correct email. If you entered the wrong email, you can change it and send the email again.
  • You can try creating your Facebook account with a mobile phone number instead of an email.
If you created an account with your mobile phone number and didn't get an SMS with a confirmation code, try these steps.
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