Does Facebook ask you for you password?

@marciascott (25554)
United States
June 26, 2009 4:13pm CST
I men if you want to envite other on you facebook, will they do that. I noticed, they ask me if I wanted to add more friends, I wanted to, so they ask me what is my password for email, i thought that was kind of strange, that is how they reach a lt of people, because how do they know who is in your Address book if you don't give them your password. Shoudl I have did that?
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@Darkwing (21588)
26 Jun 09
Marcie, you don't HAVE to do it by email, although I fear it's a bit late now. If you scroll further down the page to "Search for Friends", then you can type names of people you know in, and find them that way, providing they use the same names as you know them by. Brightest Blessings, my friend.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
26 Jun 09
Ok, ?thanks I didn't know that, I will be back later, My ?sister is coming to pick me up snd we are going to go out for Dinner!
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@Darkwing (21588)
26 Jun 09
Wow... sounds great to me! Have a wonderful time with your sister, and I'll see you later. Take care!
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@LeeHolt (436)
26 Jun 09
I cant quite understand what you are saying, however I understand that you are trying to invite/add people from your address book on a third party website? If yes, they yes ofcourse it will need your password for the third party website, so that it can access your account there and gather all the information needed. It is a bot that does this, no person will see your password. And they do not save the password. Hope I have helped.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
26 Jun 09
Ok, That s god, i was just wondering! it makes sense now.
@LeeHolt (436)
26 Jun 09
Glad I could be of assitance ;)
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@OConnell87 (1046)
26 Jun 09
i can't quite make sense of what you are saying but facebook ask you for you password when you login i'm not aware of anyother time they would ask you for this, if you are concerned i would email facebook straight away in case a scam email was sent to you
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
26 Jun 09
Read what #3 said it all make sense now. have anice weekend!
@Tayudo (115)
• Peru
27 Jun 09
mmmmm that strange because i invited a few friends too and never asking for my password.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
26 Jun 09
I am joined with Facebook and they never ask me for my password unless I am logging in there or something. I have never done the friend request thing there so I am not sure. I would be afraid to give out my password also.
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@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
26 Jun 09
I have used this feture. Even though at first I said I would not. It does not remember the password so you only enter it the one time and it search through your address book and finds those who are all ready members and asks if you want to make them friends and asks if you want to add the others as friends. It allowed me to connect with some people with out me having to search through their site trying to find them. Which seems to be an impossible feet. Although there are some people who consider this an invasions of privacy, because it does not remember your password it seems to be safe.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
26 Jun 09
You're ok. Facebook just asks for your password to use it temporarily to access your Yahoo (or whatever) email list of contacts...then they don't keep it. There should have been a flag that popped up saying this, I know I got one when I did it. That's the only way Facebook can get into your contact email lists in your private email. The only other way to invite friends is for you to go into your email contact list, copy over their email address, and then do each and every one in the 'invite friends to join' area. I think you're safe, and that it was totally OK to do. Glad to see you there! Geez, you have a whole bunch of friends already! You GO girl! Have a nice weekend ;-)