Setting Up Two-Factor Authentication on Facebook

To set up two-factor authentication (2FA) on Facebook, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Facebook account settings.
  2. Click on the Security and Login tab.
  3. Scroll down to Use two-factor authentication and click Edit.
  4. Choose a security method and follow the on-screen instructions.

You can choose from the following security methods:

  • Text message (SMS): You will receive a six-digit code via SMS that you will need to enter when logging in.
  • Authentication app: You can use a third-party authentication app, such as Google Authenticator or Authy, to generate a code that you will need to enter when logging in.
  • Security key: A security key is a physical device that you plug into your computer or phone when logging in.

Once you have chosen a security method and set it up, you will be able to turn on 2FA.

To turn on 2FA, go to your Facebook account settings and click on the Security and Login tab. Scroll down to Use two-factor authentication and make sure that the toggle switch is turned on.

Once 2FA is turned on, you will need to enter a code from your chosen security method in addition to your password when logging in.

Tips for using 2FA on Facebook:

  • It is a good idea to set up more than one security method. This way, if you lose access to one method, you will still have another way to log in.
  • Keep your security methods up to date. Make sure that your phone number is correct and that you have the latest version of your authentication app installed.
  • If you lose your phone or your authentication app, you can still log in to Facebook by using your recovery codes. Be sure to generate and store your recovery codes in a safe place.

Using a security key is the most secure way to use 2FA on Facebook. Security keys are difficult to hack and provide an additional layer of protection for your account.

If you have any questions or problems setting up 2FA on Facebook, you can visit the Facebook Help Center for assistance.