How to Change Your Craigslist Password

Though Craigslist is mostly a free service, you probably don't want other people poking around in your account on it.  This is especially true if you have a paid posting account, which you may need for posting certain types of advertisements (such as for cars or jobs).  This requires you to input billing information, which you really don't want anyone unauthorized getting a hold of.

A password is a principle line of defence for you in this regard, so make sure that you have a strong one protecting your Craigslist account.  If you're not sure whether your password is strong enough, check out our How Secure is My Password article.  It will give you some tips on determining the strength of your password, which you can also use if you decide to change your password on Craigslist. 

The following instructions will show you the actual process for changing your Craigslist password.

How to change your Craigslist password

  1. Go to www.craigslist.org in your web browser (which will take you to the sub-site for your local city or region) and log in.

  2. Click the Settings tab, and then click Change Password.

  3. Click in the box labelled "Old Password" and type in the password that you are currently using for your Craigslist account.  Then click in the box labelled "New Password" and type in the password that you'd like to use on your account from now on.  Then click in the box labelled "Re-Type New Password" and type in a copy of that password.  Finally, click Change Password.

  4. If you are successful in changing your password, you will see the screen below.  Simply click Go To My Account Home Page to go back to your account on Craigslist.

That's all there is to changing your Craigslist password!  Make sure to write it down somewhere safe so that you'll remember it, or use a password manager program to remember it for you!

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