Two-Factor Authentication: What Is It and How to Set It Up

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Unfortunately, we’ve reached the point where even protecting your account with a super strong password isn’t enough. That’s why more and more people are opting for two-factor authentication to protect their private data from prying eyes.

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to set up two-factor authentication on WhatsApp and Facebook. The procedure for setting up two-factor authentication on other apps is similar. You shouldn’t have any problem.

What is two-factor authentication?

Two-factor authentication is when an app requires you to use a physical device to confirm your right to access an account in addition to a password. The most commonly used method is to send an SMS message to your phone with a security code that you will need to enter in order to gain access to your account.

When you set up two-factor authentication someone will not be able to access your account unless he has your device as well.

How to set up two-factor authentication on WhatsApp

Go to Settings > Account > Two-step verification.

That’s it!

You’ll see a message alerting you to the fact that when you enable two-step verification the app will ask you for a PIN when you register your phone number with WhatsApp again:

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How to set up two-factor authentication on Facebook

Setting up two-factor authentication for Facebook is just as easy.

Go to Settings & Privacy > Settings > Security and Login > Use two-factor authentication.

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I hope you found this tutorial helpful! If you did, leave me a message below!

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