The company announced in a May 23 blog post that it would no longer require a phone number to set up two-factor authentication, and would instead allow for the use of an authenticator app. Here's how to setup 2FA for Facebook using Authy or your favorite authenticator app. In addition to the standard password, you need a second factor - usually a number texted to your cellphone or generated by an authenticator app -to login.
Security experts say you shouldn't rely on passwords alone to keep your online accounts safe, but the process for setting two-authentication can be cumbersome.
Facebook announced Wednesday it would make a security feature called two-factor authentication easier to set up.
Previously, Facebook used a phone number as a second layer of security, where it sent an SMS which was needed to log in from a new device. However, now, when you sign up for two-factor authentication, Facebook will walk you through the process explaining how it works and offer you the option of using an authentication app such as Google Authenticator or Duo Mobile to generate login codes, rather than just the option of a text message.
Two-factor authentication helps protect your accounts from prying eyes, but setting it up can be a pain.
Scott Dickens, Product Manager at Facebook, says "Two-factor authentication is an industry best practice for providing additional account security". Back in February it was revealed that the company was spamming Facebook users on the cellphone numbers they had provided for two-factor authentication.
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