How to Turn ON/OFF Facebook Two Factor Authentication
Facebook two factor authentication tool lets you make your account more secure. keeping our data (photos, videos) perfectly secure and private is our top priority. Security is what we care about the most, especially when using social media apps such as Facebook et. The tool is an extra layer of security in addition to your strong Facebook account. However, someone (friends and family members) can guess even your strong account. But this is what they cannot reach unless they have access to your phone.
As per Facebook password terms and conditions. Having a strong password is unique for making your Facebook account secure. But sometime you may worry about some sensitive data or whatever, making yourself 100% clear that you have secured your account. That is where to enable the Facebook two factor authentication tools comes in handy. The best thing is you can disable 2FA whenever you want. This way you can protect your FB account from being access without your permission.
2FA on Facebook is a higher level of security for logging in process. Though once you enable the 2FA then it’s hard for others to get control of your FB account. Thus it can also help in recovering your account even your don’t remember your account password. Also, this way you will avoid other login problems too. Give it a try and if you don’t like it at all, then go ahead and disable it.
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What is Two Factor Authentication on Facebook
In your Facebook account Settings, the two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security and best protection feature that can help in protecting your Facebook account. If you turn the two-factor authentication on then you will need to download an authenticator app such as Google Authenticator to see special codes in it.
After that in the login process, you’ll be asked to enter those special login codes in order to confirm that it is you want to login to your Facebook account. However, anyone (even who has your passcode) will need to enter these login codes each time accessing Facebook from a web browser on PC or Mobile device FB don’t recognize.
Moreover, you don’t need to worry about the recognized devices. Because each time on a new web browser you login successfully. Then you will be asked either to remember the browser or not. Then the choice is yours to do so. This way it is not annoying but yeah setting it up a little bit time-consuming process. But besides that, you are getting the perfect security feature for your account security. Here is to learn more about such a process.
How 2FA on Facebook Works
While setting up the 2FA on your Facebook account. You will need to get a third party trusted authenticator app. Once everything is set up, Facebook will then need a special login confirmation code (you will find in the authenticator app). This will happen each time Facebook doesn’t recognize a browser. So you will need to copy that special login confirmation code from the authenticator app and enter it for logging into your account. Once the code is correct Facebook will let you use your account, if not then forget that you have an account on Facebook.
How to Enable 2FA on Facebook
You can easily enable or turn the two factor, 2 step authentication on your Facebook account. But this is to make sure that you access your account to add a third-party authentication app. Moreover, we only recommend using Google Authenticator and Microsoft Authenticator app. However, the choice is totally yours. Here is how to enable 2FA on your Facebook account:
- Go to your Facebook account.
- Click the dropdown at the top right then Settings.
- Now click Security and Login on the left sidebar.
- Click Edit next to Use the two-factor authentication option.
- Select Use Authentication App as a security method.
- You will see the QR code, just scan it via the authentication app.
- Click on the Continue button, enter the code from the authentication to confirm enabling the 2FA.
- You will be asked to enter your Facebook password to confirm adding 2FA in your account. Enter the password and you are good to go.
Your security method is now set up as an Authentication App. That is how you can enable the two-step verification on your Facebook account. Now whenever someone and you try to login to your account from a different browser or location. Facebook will ask for the verification code to confirm that it’s you and will let you sign in.
Disable Two Factor Authentication on Facebook
disabling the two-step verification on your Facebook is easier than enabling it. However, in this particular part of the article. I will show you how to turn off the two-factor authentication on your Facebook account. Here is how to turn off 2FA on Facebook:
- Go to facebook.com/settings.
- Now Security and Loing at the left sidebar.
- Click Edit next to Use two-factor authentication.
- Now click the Turn Off button under “Two Factor Authentication Is On”.
- You can also click the Manage button next to Security Method as Authentication App and select Turn Off.
- Click on the Turn Off button on the confirmation screen.
In other words, once your login to your Facebook account. Then click on the dropdown arrow the top right and go to Settings. After that click the Security and Login option which you will see on the left side. Now in the Security and Login page, find the 2 Factor Authentication, you will see the Edit button next to the Use two-factor authentication option. Now there are there two methods to disable the feature, click the Turn Off button under the Two-Factor Athuection Is On or click Manage at the right of Authentication App under the “Your Security Method”.
How to Turn Off 2FA on Facebook App
For your information, you can use your Android application to turn off the 2FA on your Facebook account. All you need is to update your Facebook application and follow the below steps. Here is how to do it:
- Open your Facebook app.
- Go to Menu then Settings & Privacy.
- Tap the Settings then Security and Login.
- Now tap Use Two-Factor Authentication option.
- In the last step, tap the Turn Off button under “Two-Factor Authentication Is On”.
- This way you can disable 2FA on your Facebook account using FB app.
Note: If you are using the Facebook application for the 1st time for doing so. Then Facebook may also need to confirm your Authenticator App. You will need to repeat the same step or just copy and the one time password from the authenticator app and paste it into the confirmation box. After that tap Continue and you will see the Turn Off button.
Turn Off Two-Factor Authentication on Facebook Without a Phone
You can disable or turn off the 2FA on FAcebook with or without your phone. You don’t need anything on your mobile or phone to disable the 2FA on Facebook. However, It is recommended to use Facebook on a web browser using your PC to do it. Here is how to disable 2FA on FB without phone:
You can any web browser on your Windows PC, Apple, Android, or iOS device for doing so. Click the dropdown little arrow at the top right. Then click Settings from the list. Now click Security and Loing then Edit button next to the “Use two-factor authentication” option. In the last step, click Manage next to Authentication App under “Your Security Method” and choose to Turn Off, that is it.
Let me say a few words in the conclusion part of this article. Look if you have loaded Facebook with tons of personal information, including photos and vid,eos, etc. Also if you have pages important for your business, and more similar stuff in your account. Then Facebook 2FA is the best security option for you to enable and make your account more secure. But if you have just a simple account with few friends then consider not going for it. Especially if you are a user like non-techie. In the end, 2FA on Facebook is the best security feature.