How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication on Facebook

1 Introduction

Two-factor authentication (2FA) helps to protect your account from hackers and fraudulent use.  It is a recommended security best practice that only takes a few minutes to set-up.

Two-factor authentication getting started image

? Show me how to adjust my security setting from

  1. The Facebook website using a web browser (for example, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer)
  2. The Facebook App

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Two-factor authentication (2FA) helps to protect your account from hackers and fraudulent use.  It is a recommended security best practice that only takes a few minutes to set-up.

Two-factor authentication getting started image

To change your Facebook Settings from the website, go to the Settings menu

Setting menu

Select Security and Login setting

Facebook Security and Login menu

Go to Use two-factor authentication setting and click Edit

Security and Login page

 Click Get Started

Get started with two-factor authentication

Select your preferred method to receive confirmation codes for two-factor authentication.  Receiving a text message to your mobile phone is the default option.  Alternately, you can use an authentication app such as Duo Mobile.

2FA method

Enter the six digit code that was sent to your mobile phone via text.  This step authenticates you to make this change to your account.  Please note, the text message will come from a five digit number, for example 32665.  This is NOT the code.  The six digit code is in the text message itself.

Enter 6 digit code

Two factor authentication is now set-up on your Facebook account.

Two-factor authentication confirmation screen

To change your Facebook Settings from the app

  1. go to the menu tab.

Menu Tab

  1. Then open Settings & Privacy

Settings & Privacy button

  1. Then tap Settings

Settings Button

Select Security and Login setting

Security and Login button

Tap Use two-factor authentication

Two-Factor Authentication

 Tap Get Started

Get Started Button


Select your preferred method to receive confirmation codes for two-factor authentication.  Receiving a text message to your mobile phone is the default option.  Alternately, you can use an authentication app such as Duo Mobile.


two-factor authentication method selection

Enter the six-digit code that was sent to your mobile phone via text.  This step authenticates you to make this change to your account.  Please note, the text message will come from a five digit number, for example 32665.  This is NOT the code.  The six-digit code is in the text message itself.

Enter verification code

Two-factor authentication is now set-up on your Facebook account.


Done

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