How do you open the Facebook page in your browser? Are you loading the site directly using bookmarks? Are you entering facebook.com into the browser’s address bar, or are you one of the users who enter www.facebook.com into a search engine’s search form? It should be obvious that the latter are not opening the Facebook website in the right way, which can lead to quite a few problems, with the most critical one that they may end up on the wrong website.
If they are lucky, the other page is not trying to steal their Facebook login information. If they are not, they may steal the login and the account in the process. That’s highly problematic. For those users, we have created a short guide on how to open Facebook the right way.
The process differs a bit depending on the web browser used to open Facebook. Probably the easiest way to understand the process is to
The address form is usually the first text form in the web browser window. In Microsoft’s Internet Explorer it is the form that you see below. You can enter facebook.com, www.facebook.com, http://www.facebook.com and even https://www.facebook.com/ in the address form to open the page. All will lead to the right Facebook website.
The difference between entering the information directly in the address form in comparison to enter it into a search form is the following: Entering a website address into the address form will load that website directly, a search on the other hand will query the search engine for results on the phrase. Search engines interpret facebook.com as a search phrase, not as a domain name.
Again, you will likely see Facebook on the first result in the search engine, but that’s not guaranteed. Therefor, always open Facebook directly using the address form.
This may sound pretty general to tech savvy users, but they may be surprised as to how many users open websites the wrong way.