How to setup Two-factor authentication for Facebook Account

Two Factor Authentication

Due to recent event I can clearly tell you that there are a lot of reasons to convince you now to delete your Facebook account. But, if you still love Facebook and do not want to delete your Facebook account and trash all the memories for the past one decade. Then, I would suggest you should set up Two-factor authentication for Facebook Account.

As, two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to your account. This makes sure that your account is secure and less vulnerable to hacking. Here in this post, I am going to guide you on how to set up Two-factor authentication for Facebook Account

Steps to set up two-factor authentication for Facebook Account

1. Login to your Facebook Account

2. Click on the inverted triangle icon on the top left side of screen, then select ‘Settings’.

3. On the right side of screen click on ‘Security and Login’.

4. On the Page you will see a section ‘Two-factor authentication’, click on ‘Use two-factor authentication’

Use Two-factor Authentication

5. The Two-factor authentication page will open up, click on ‘Get Started’ button.

Two-factor authentication

6. Now, you have two options to setup two-factor authentication either via Text Message or Authentication App.

Steps to setup two-factor authentication through Text Message

1. Select the radio button for ‘Text Message’ and Click on ‘Next’ button

Two-factor authentication via text message

2. Now, enter the 6 digit code that was sent to your registered mobile number and you are done.

Validate two-factor authentication

3. Now, the page will show two-factor authentication is on.

Two-factor authentication is ON

Steps to setup two-factor authentication through Authentication app

In case you have not registered your mobile number with your Facebook account, then you can setup two-factor authentication steps using authentication app such as Google Authenticator or Duo Mobile to generate login codes. But, before proceeding with these steps you need to first install any one of the app mentioned here.

1. Select the radio button for ‘Authentication App’ and Click on ‘Next’ button.

Two-factor authentication via authentication app

2. Now, scan the QR code or enter the code that is being displayed on the screen into your authentication app.

scan the code for two-factor authentication

3. You will receive a new code on your app. Enter the code to finish the two-factor authentication via authentication app.

You have option to turn off two-factor authentication setup whenever you want.

Every human goes through a rough time and so do the organizations. But, I am pretty sure that the world’s largest social networking company will definitely bounce back and win the hearts of haters as well.

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About the Author: Ranjit Ranjan

More than 15 years of experience in web development projects in countries such as US, UK and India. Blogger by passion and SEO expert by profession.

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