Just like your Google account, you can set up Two-Factor Authentication on Facebook in order to secure it. Even if someone steals your Facebook ID and passwords, he won’t be able to login to your account. If you want to provide your account much-required safeguard from cyber theft or hackers, you must set up Login approvals.
Once you have enabled Two Factor Authentication for your Facebook account, you will need to enter a code sent to your mobile via text message. After you have entered this security code, you will get the option to save the device to your account so that you don’t have to face this challenge on the particular device.
If there is a login from an unrecognized device, Facebook will notify you upon your next login and ask to verify the attempted account access. If you don’t approve this login, you will get the option to change your password; knowing someone else may have hacked or stolen your login credentials.
In case you ever lose or forget your phone and have login approvals turned on, you will have the option to authorize your login on condition that you sign in to your account from a saved device.
How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication on Facebook
Step #1. First up, you need to open your Facebook account using any web browser on your computer.
Step #2. Next, click on the upside-down triangle menu at the upper right corner of your screen.
Step #3. Now, you have to click on Settings.
Step #4. Select the Security sub-menu.
Step #5. Click on Login Approvals.
Step #6. Next, you have to check the box that reads “Require a security code to access my account from unknown browsers.” Facebook will send a test code to your phone to approve the service. Just go ahead with the process and set it up.
How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication for Facebook using Authenticator App
You can download a mobile authenticator app like Authy that generates codes every time you log in. It is a better option as you don’t have to rely on the Facebook server to send you a code. Moreover, you have the option to add a cell phone number as an additional backup.
Step #2. Open your Facebook and head over to “Account Settings”.
Step #3. In “Security Settings”, you need to click on Edit which is to the right of “Login Approvals”
Step #4. Click on “Get Started”.
Step #5. Now, you have to enter a name and click on “Add Browser”.
Step #6. Select “Android, iPhone or iPod Touch”.
Step #7. Enter your Cellphone number and wait for the verification code. Once you get it, enter it.
Step #8. Click “Close” and then click “Set up Code Generator”.
Step #9. Click on “Having Trouble?” link.
Step #10. Click “Get Key”. Now, Facebook will show a 16 digits keys.
Step #11. Next, you have to launch the Authy App and click “+ Authenticator App”. Click “Enter key manually”.
Step #12. Enter the code you see on the screen and click Continue.
Step #13. Finally, click on Finish.