Two-Factor Authentication is an optional feature that adds another level of protection to your Snapchat account, making it even more secure.
Two-Factor Authentication adds a secondary security checkpoint, beyond just your password. This is used to verify that it’s really you logging in! When Two-Factor Authentication is turned on and you log in from an unknown device, you will be asked to enter your secret code. If you chose to authenticate via ‘SMS’ you will receive a text with the code. If you chose to use an ‘Authentication App’, you will receive a one time passcode.
Here’s how to set up Two-Factor Authentication:
- On your Camera screen, tap the profile icon in the top-left
- Tap the ⚙️ button to go to your settings
- Tap ‘Login Verification’
- Snapchat should guide you through the rest!
Generate a security code using a trusted app like Google Authenticator (iOS/Android) or Duo (iOS/Android). These are great if you use Snapchat on a tablet or on your phone while traveling abroad.
Snapchat will send a security code in an SMS text message to the phone number linked to your account. Standard messaging and data rates will apply. Keep in mind that if you don’t have cell service, you might not be able to receive a security code through SMS!