How to turn on two factor authentication on social media
Have you ever had someone tag you in a random ad on Facebook? Or worse, have you ever woken up, only to notice you liked a series of weird posts? Yeah, you’ve been hacked. So, you change your password, feel safer, and call it a day. Right?
I haven’t always been concerned with social media security, but over the last few weeks I turned on the two factor authentication on all of my accounts. Not that anything strange has been happening to my account, I just want to be extra sure. There are some crazy people out there, you know. To save you some time, I have gathered all of the steps to turn on two step authentication for all of your social media accounts.
Scroll down to the bottom and click on “Two factor authentication”
Add you phone number (if you haven’t already)
Enter your password
LinkedIn will send you a text message
Enter the code from the text message and click “Verify”
Go back to “Privacy” (middle of the top menu) and to “Two factor authentication” and turn it on
Enter your password again
LinkedIn will send you a new text message
Enter the new code from the text message
* My LinkedIn profile is in Dutch, so showing pictures of the process wouldn’t be very helpful ? If you need assistance, you know where to find me.
In the app:
Go to the camera page and scroll down the ghost
In the right hand corner, click the settings wheel
Click on “Two-factor Authentication”
Turn on “Require security code”
You will get a “Login verification” screen, click “Continue”
Choose a way to verify your account (SMS or Google Authenticator), in this case, I used SMS
You can also generate a recovery code
Click on “Generate code” and make a screenshot of the code and save it somewhere safe
Ok, and let me give you one bonus. Earlier this year, Facebook bought WhatsApp (for $19 billion…), meaning WhatsApp will share data to Facebook. You can limit this by changing the settings in WhatsApp. No worries, due to end-to-end encryption, Facebook will never be able to see the content of your messages or your media. Gossip freely.
It is still unclear what data WhatsApp is sharing with Facebook. FB says having access to your phone number will make it easier to show you more relevant adds (on FB). Personally, I don’t know how my phone number should get me targeted ads, so I opted out.
Open the app
Go to settings
Click on account
Deselect Share my account info
If you have any questions, e-mail, tweet, insta me!