How to set up two factor authentication on social media

Two factor authentication (2FA) is an added layer of security which better protects business social media accounts from unwanted visitors. Using 2FA requires two forms of identification so you can access your account, which safeguards vulnerable information and ensures you remain GDPR compliant.

According to the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), there was a 23% increase in social media hacking last year. This is becoming increasingly problematic, which is why the two factor authentication tool will better protect your accounts.

Below, we have put together a step-by-step guide on how to add two factor authentication to your Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, X (formerly known as Twitter) and your TikTok accounts which we hope you’ll find useful.

How to set up two factor authentication on Facebook

  1. Click on your profile picture in the top right hand corner, then select the settings and privacy tab
  2. Select the settings tab
  3. Press the Accounts Centre tab, followed by password and security
  4. Click two factor authentication tab, then choose the account that you want to update
  5. Select the security method that you want to add and follow the on-screen instructions

How to set up two factor authentication on Instagram

  1. Tap on the three line icon button, then click settings
  2. Select see more in the Accounts Centre, then press the password and security tab
  3. Click two factor authentication, then select an account
  4. Choose the security method that you want to add and follow the on-screen instructions

How to set up two factor authentication on LinkedIn

  1. Click the me icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage
  2. Select settings & privacy from the dropdown
  3. Click sign in & security on the left rail and click two step verification
  4. Choose the turn on tab to change the status of two-step verification
    • You may be asked to enter your password for security reasons
    • When turning two-step verification on, enter the verification code sent to your phone

5. Tap the set up tab to enable two step verification, then choose the preferred verification method from the dropdown, and click continue

How to set up two factor authentication on X (formerly X)

  1. In your X account, select settings & privacy
  2. Tap on security and account access button, followed by the security tab
  3. Select two factor authentication
  4. Choose the text message option and enter your phone number
  5. You’ll receive a verification code via text message, the continue to follow the instructions on the screen

How to set up two factor authentication on TikTok

  1. On your TikTok profile homepage, tap on the menu icon, followed by the settings and privacy tab
  2. Tap on the security & login button
  3. Finally, select the two step verification tab and follow the rest of the instructions

We hope you have found this blog post useful, if you have any questions are maybe you need some support on how to better safeguard your accounts, then please do not hesitate to get in touch by clicking here.

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