How to set up two-factor authentication or 2-step verification in social media accounts on phone like:- Facebook & Gmail.

What is two-factor authentication ?

Two-factor authentication (also known as 2-Step Verification) is an extra layer of security feature that helps protect your Social Media accounts in addition to your password. If you set up two-factor authentication, you’ll be asked to enter a special login code or confirm your login attempt each time someone tries accessing your Social Media accounts from a computer or mobile device we don’t recognize. You can also get alerts when someone tries logging in from a computer we don’t recognize. 

There are several two-factor authentication methods but you’ll need to have at least one of these set up in order to use two-factor authentication. You have to add either phone number for text message (SMS) codes or a third party authentication app on your account. Once you have added either one of them, then follow the instruction below:-

How to set up two-factor authentication for Facebook on phone.

  1. Open Facebook & Click the “3 Bar” below Messenger Icon at the top right corner.
  2. Scroll Up & Click “Settings & Privacy”
  3. Click “Settings”
  4. Click “Security and Login”
  5. Click “Use two-factor authentication”.
  6. Click “Get Started”.
  7. Choose the Security method as you want or choose “Text Message” if you want code sent to your phone number.
  8. Click “Continue”.
  9. Enter the 6 digit code sent to your phone number.
  10. Click “Next”.
  11. Click “Finish”.

How to set up two-factor authentication for Gmail on phone.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open your device’s “Settings app”
  2. Scroll up & Tap “Google”
  3. Tap Manage your “Google Account”.
  4. Scroll to left and Tap “Security” at the top.
  5. Scroll Up & Tap “2-Step Verification”.
  6. Scroll & Tap “Get started”.
  7. Enter your Gmail Password to verify it’s you.
  8. Tap “Next”.
  9. Scroll Up & Tap “TRY IT NOW”.
  10. Tap “YES” when asked trying to sign in from another device?
  11. Google will show your number (Change it if necessary) & Choose “Text Message” (Or Choose Phone Call).
  12. After Choosing “Text Message”, Tap “Send”.
  13. Enter the 6 digits Code sent to your phone number.
  14. Tap “Next”.
  15. Scroll Up & Tap “TURN ON”.
  16. Google Prompt is selected by default as second verification and it’s finish. 
  17. If you like you can set up alternative second step like Backup Codes, Authentication App and Security Key.

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