How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Facebook (2017 Edition)

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We all have Facebook accounts. It becomes an inevitable part of our daily life where we can build relations, communicate each other, promote business and so on.

If you are a social media expert, must be familiar with the scope and reach of Facebook pages. It lets you build a strong customer base and market contents more effectively through a dedicated page. So Facebook account is very important. But are you taking enough precautions to secure your account from being hacked?

Two-factor authentication is the best option to secure your all kinds of accounts. It needs a second level password in order to log in to your account. After entering your user id and normal password, the related site will send a code to your phone or email to verify the identity of the user. You have to type this code in the prompt screen to enter the site. So none can hack your account easily as two-step authentication will prevent them from accessing it.

Facebook has changed the option recently. The social network recommends you to make use of the feature on the grounds of latest security threats and fully protect your account.

To activate the function, follow these steps.

  • Login to Facebook with your credentials.
  • Tap dropdown arrow in the top right corner of the home screen.
  • A pop-down screen will open and choose the second last option ‘Settings’.
  • Tap Security and login menu from the left sidebar.
  • Turn on two-factor authentication.

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Facebook lets you tighten the security in several ways. If you are using Facebook mobile apps, can generate login codes from it or through Google authenticator like third party apps.

Read more 20 Facebook Security Tips to Protect Your Account from Getting Hacked

Security keys: Login via USB or NFC security key. Your login won’t work without the key registered with Facebook.

Recovery codes: Download and save recovery codes for your Facebook account. You can use them as verification codes during emergency situations.

Authorised logins: Register devices that you are using regularly to access Facebook. The social site will mark those devices as trusted and won’t ask for the second level password.

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Add your phone number, if have not done already. Tap Enable to activate text message on your mobile. Done.

After the session, don’t forget to log out of the system.

Your account is well protected and Facebook will send a verification code to your mobile from the next time of login.

 


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