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The Facebook 2 Step Verification

To ensure every Facebook user’s privacy and security, the social networking site recently launched its two-step Facebook verification feature that ensures that every log in is protected and secured at all times. Here’s a look at this verification feature and how it can help you out.

What are the two steps for verification?

Nowadays, you can no longer just log on to Facebook using any mobile device because this has been found as one of the leading causes for hacking and information theft. This is why the first type of verification takes place by simply asking you to link or sync a specific mobile number to your Facebook account so that every time you log on using this mobile phone number you wouldn’t have any problems.

Another option is by simply activating the log in approvals option on your Facebook account that is intended to require you to confirm other devices that you are using to access your account by typing in a four-digit code. Both types of verification options are very easy to use and follow and here’s how.

How to use the 2-step verification option

Once you log on to Facebook, go to your Account settings and click on the settings tab. There you will find an option that says Account Security. Click on that tab and then click on the change option. Under Account Security, click on enable Login Approvals by checking on the small box. After doing this click the option that says ‘Require me to enter a security code sent to my phone.’ This of course is to be done after you’ve registered a mobile number to your account.

After doing this click on the next tab below the box where an explanation of what the Login Approval is all about. Then a verification code will be sent to the mobile phone you used upon registering and then all you have to do is type this four-digit code on the box. After this, simply click on next and your mobile phone and number are already registered and your Facebook account gets even more protection.

So now that you know these two very easy steps to verify your account, make sure that you do it now if you still haven’t because these are the only and easiest way for you to ensure your privacy and protection at the same time. Don’t worry; doing this will really be worth it.

  • http://brownchickenbrowncow.myopenid.com/ Brian

    I use Two-Factor Authentication across a lot of my accounts. I feel a lot more secure when I can telesign into my account with an OTP. I am glad that they offer that option. It is worth the
    time and effort to have the confidence that your account won’t get hacked and your personal information isn’t up for grabs. It would be nice to see more of the leading companies in their respective verticals start giving their users the perfect balance between security and user experience. I know some will claim that 2FA makes things more complicated, but the slight inconvenience each time you log in is worth the confidence of knowing your info is secure. I’m hoping that more companies start to offer this awesome functionality. To me this should be a prerequisite to any system that wants to promote itself as being secure.