We already showed you how to enable two factor authentication to Gmail, here’s how to enable and use it in Facebook too. Facebook doesn’t make it the most obvious setting, you’ll need to dig through a few layers to get an extra layer of security.
Log in to your Facebook account and go to Account Settings from the dropdown menu next to your name and picture.
Then click Security from the menu on the left.
Now expand Login Approvals and check the box to enable them.
You’ll see the following message letting you know what Login Approvals are and how it works. You’ll need to have your smartphone near. Click Set Up Now.
Facebook will text you a text with a security code. Enter that into the field and click Submit Code.
Next you’re prompted to give the device you’re accessing Facebook from a name.
Success. Your Login Approvals are enabled. You can close at this point or continue with setting up the Code Generator.
The Code Generation only works with Android phones now, but if you have one you might want to enable it. It generates a code on your Android smartphone so you can approve a login if you can’t get a text.
Sometimes it seems like staying secure online is a full time job, but companies like LastPass are adding extra verification options. Whenever there’s an opportunity to use additional security measures, like two factor authentication, do it. While it’s more inconvenient, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your account is secure.