Getting Started with Facebook

If you are just getting started with Facebook, learn all about creating a page, using the Facebook login feature, and more.

Creating a Facebook account

Before you can use Facebook, you must create an account. Creating a Facebook account is free. All you need to get started is an email address and a few minutes of your time.

To create a Facebook account:

  1. Navigate to www.facebook.com in your web browser.
  2. Under the words Sign Up, enter your personal information and desired password, then click Sign Up.
    screenshot of Facebook
  3. The Welcome to Facebook page will appear. From here, you'll be able to search for people you know on Facebook, learn more about your privacy settings, and upload a profile picture.
    the Welcome to Facebook page

Before you can access all of Facebook's features, you'll need to confirm your email address. To do this, sign in to your email account, open the confirmation message from Facebook, and click Confirm Your Account.

confirming your facebook account through email