How to set up two-factor authentication on Instagram to help protect your account from being hacked.

Searching for how to enable Instagram 2-factor authentication in a step-by-step method? This article contains three ways to enable Instagram 2-factor authentication.

1/31/20243 min read

A Step-by-Step Method for Mobile Phones

Instagram Installation from  Google Play Store
Instagram Installation from  Google Play Store
  1. Login to your account and click on the three horizontal lines in the top right corner to access the menu.

Two factor authentication is the security system that prevents bad actors from gaining access to your accounts and requires two separate forms of identification, such as a strong password. 

According to Microsoft Security, it is important as a business owner to utilize two-factor authentication (2FA) to safeguard the assets of both your business and your employees in order to prevent hackers from accessing, stealing, or damaging your internal data records for personal gain.

Some other benefits of using 2FA for your business include improving the security of your social media accounts and giving you an extra line of defense in the event that passwords are compromised in a data breach. 

Here is a practical guide to enabling 2FA authentication on your Instagram account. It is a step-by-step method for mobile phones.

  1. Click on Settings and Privacy.

  1. On the Settings and privacy page, click on Accounts Center, where you will find the password, security, personal details, and ads.

  1. Proceed to Password and Security under Account settings

  1. Click on Two-factor authentication

  1. . Choose one of the three security methods, which are: A. Authentication app. B. Text messages C. WhatsApp

a. If you choose an Authentication app, click next and download an authentication app, such as Google Authenticator or Duo Mobile (You can download it from Playstore).

  • Scan the code and click next

  • Enter the 6-digit code generated by your authentication app and click next, then it is done. (Congratulations).

b. If you want the 2nd option, Text message, click on it and click Next, then Instagram will send a code to your registered phone number.

  • Enter the code sent from Instagram and click next.

  • It is done (Congratulations).

c. If you choose the 3rd option (Whatsapp). It is similar to the text message option.

  • Click Next, then Instagram will send a code to your registered phone number.

  • It is done (Congratulations).

Feel free to reach out to us if you need assistance with protecting your online business.

  1. Install the Instagram app on your phone and login.