Last week Facebook Inc made an announcement that would enable users to set up physical security keys for their account. With this approach, users can verify their identity before logging into the Facebook account at the start of 2021.

Currently, the social media platform provides an option to ask for a hardware security key to connect to a computer for each log-in. Users will now be able to purchase a hardware key from retailers, after which they can make a registration with Facebook.

To avoid the impact of crippling breaches that occurred on the twitter platform, the company plans to expand its Facebook Protect, a program for high-profile accounts.