Before i tell you more about the post briefly the recovery account is as the name suggests an account that can help you recover your old one and save your tokens. Note that this is quite important as in the older days, in the steemit days to be exact we didn't have that opportunity so if you forgot your keys or someone managed to steal them from you, you were eternally doomed!
Recovery account came here to save the day but here is the catch. You need to make another account a recovery one. This can either be a second account you may already have or create from scratch as well as a person that you trust.
Now, the recovery account that most of us have, automatically is Steem and in my opinion you need to change ASAP. Why? The reason is that if you paid attention to what was going on in the platform lately you must understand that
HIVE WAS CREATED BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF TRUST TO STEEMIT'S OWNER WHO RUINED THE PLACE FOR THE SAKE OF MONEY
Have i convinced you?
Moving on i have a confession to make. When i stumbled across @onealfa's POST which informs us of all the above and more, i instantly remembered that i hadn't changed it yet and completely forgot about it.
So i went straight through hiveblocks.com/@name as @onealfa suggested and checked just in case whether i was on Steem or not. Note that the process takes 30 till the recovery account changes!
As you can see indeed i have steem set as my recovery account. Then because i had no clue as to how it can changed, i once again searched through the depths of Leo & Hive and found the following which i consider equally important for all of you to read:
A story of Lost & Recovered Account
I found this story from @krunkypuram who posted it as a comment under @onealfa's post. This is a story about a user who for some reason lost access to his account but thankfully had previously changed the account from steem to one of his alt ones. The user is @barge and you can read about his journey of recovering the account HERE. I suggest you read it, it's worth the time and can showcase a situation we can all face.
Process of Recovering the Account
I will try to be brief regarding this because as you can see the post is lengthy enough and all it takes is to give me a keyboard! I find an excellent post from @engrave who explains how you can do the whole changing and actually gives you 2 different and easy ways to achieve that
I did it i think but now it's your turn to do it too!
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