Password Hint on Facebook

by Vishal Mehta on January 25, 2013

in Heuristics, Just One Other Thing, User Experience, User Interface

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Everyone has few pet passwords they use in rotation in all the online presence. There’s a chance that after your password change on an application, the next time you might enter the old password due to inertia. When you do this on Facebook, it does a good job in reminding you with concrete details. Check out the informative error message:


This is 100% in accordance with the Jakob Nielsen’s Heuristic: Help users recognize, diagnose, and recover from errors. Well done, Facebook.

Vishal Mehta

Vishal Mehta

Vishal Mehta is a usability professional who loves to play chess and has a strong eye for details. He's also the CEO of IDYeah Creations, a UX practice in Pune, India. Vishal is also a guest blogger on UXBooth, Technorati, BlogCritics, and SAP Community Network.

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