Security is currently the most important issue around the world and people are doing a lot of things to make sure that their data is safe and secure online. While most social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter offer a lot of privacy controls to their users like deciding what details they would be sharing and with whom, the point of keeping a secured password is totally dependent on the users.
Some users use a rather simple and easy to remember password which is actually not that secure and some of them even use the same password they are using for a lot of other online website and services. So to make sure that these kind of users are secure even though they do not have a strong password both Facebook and Twitter and even some other online services have an option called Two factor authentication.
Two factor authentication is a simple way to ensure that your accounts are more secure. The process behind this method is that when you enable two factor authentication for your account you have to add your mobile number to your account. So from now on every time you try to log in to your account you will be sent a code to your registered mobile number and you have to enter both your password and the code to log in to your account.
This way your account becomes much more secure and no one can access it or try to login without you knowing. So, if this sounds good to you and want to enable two factor authentication for your Facebook or Twitter account, just follow the below instructions.
How to enable two factor authentication in Facebook and Twitter
Two factor Authentication for Facebook:
First login to the Facebook account for which you want to enable two factor authentication for.
Select the down faced arrow at the top right corner of the website and then choose settings from the drop down menu.
Inside the settings page, select the security and login option from the left menu and then scroll down till you find the Setting up extra security section.
Select the option and enable the Two factor authentication. Facebook will now ask you to enter a mobile number. Just enter your mobile number and you will be sent a text message to verify it. So, ensure that the network connectivity is proper.
Once you have verified your mobile number two factor authentication will be enabled for your Facebook account and from now on every time you sign in using a device for the first time, you will be receiving a code to your mobile number and you have to enter it along with your password to login.
Two factor Authentication for Twitter:
First login to your Twitter account and then select settings and privacy by clicking on your profile picture.
Select the account tab from the left menu and then enable the verify login requests option.
You will now be asked to add your mobile number and register it with your Twitter account if you have not done it already.
Once you add your number you will be sent a verification code and as soon as you enter it the two factor authentication feature will be enabled for your account.
That’s it you have succesfully enabled two factor authentication for your social media accounts. Do you think it will improve your online security or is it just another useless method? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!