How to Enable 2 Step Authentication on Whatsapp, Instagram, Telegram, Google, Facebook: Keeping your online accounts safe is very important, Right now a lot of accounts are getting hacked and a simple and easy way to make your accounts more secure is to enable 2 steps or 2-factor authentication.


Hey guys, Today I'm gonna share with you step by step process on how to Enable Two Factor Authentication on Whatsapp, Instagram, Telegram, Google, Facebook and how to use Google Authenticator for securing your social media accounts.

How to Enable 2 Step/Factor Authentication on Any Social Media Like Whatsapp, Instagram, Telegram, Google, Facebook

So without further ado let's get started.

Starting with Whatsapp, follow the steps below

tap on this 3 dot, then settings→ Account → Two-step verification. 

Tap on enable. Then you will be asked for a 6 digit Pincode, 

That will be your two-step pin, type in the 6 digit pin of your choice, 

Don't ever forget this, then hit “next” type the same pin again to confirm. then you can also add a Gmail account to be associated with WhatsApp. incase you forget the pin you can use this email to reset it. 

Then confirm the mail and done.

That's it

Step by Step on How to enable 3 steps auth on Telegram

On Telegram, tap on this for the hamburger menu. 

Then go to settings, Privacy and security→two-step verification tap on it, tap on “set password” enter a password, You can either use password which consists of alphabets or numbers, or, well, both. 

Then “Continue”,re-type the same password, Then you can give a hint, Don't type in the password here. You can set a clue to help you in case you forget your password, That's this hint, Type in something that is going to make you remember the password.

Then type in your email address, to use in case of a password reset. Then tap on continue. Then telegram will send a verification code to your mail. Open your mail and find that code and type it in here. That's it. Then tap on return to settings. 

Enable 2 Factor Authentication on Insta

On Instagram, Goto your profile then tap here for the menu,

then open setting→ security→ two-factor authentication. Tap on “Get Started”. You can have two methods, either by using an authenticator app, like google authenticator or by simply using the text message. 

Tap on which one you want, I’ll show you the text message method first, then show you how to use the google authenticator app. Tap on the text message, then you might have an option to enter your phone number if not, it will automatically send a 6 digit code to your phone via text. 

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Hit next then type in the 6 digit pin that you received via text, then hit ok and done. And it will show a list of backup codes that you can use to get into the acc in case you can't receive the code via text at the time of login. 

To use the authentication app, you need to first download the google authenticator app from the play store, then open Instagram and enable“authentication app” then tap on next which will open google authenticator. Then tap on “get started”, just press the back button twice until you see a prompt that says “save the key” ? tap on “okay”. 

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Then there you have the pin, type that into Instagram, then hit done. That's it. Again it will show you a list of recovery codes, take a screenshot and keep it somewhere secure, You can use that to login in case you can't open google authenticator or get an OTP via text. 

On Facebook

Tap on the hamburger menu then scroll down and “settings & privacy” then settings→ security and login→ two-factor authentication. 

Then it is just like on Instagram either you can use an authenticator app or use text message, exactly the same.

On Google

Go to your mobile settings then there should be a menu called “google” if not got users & accounts and tap on your acc and there should be a menu to open up the google account info.

After that Then tap on“manage your google account”, then select the security tab then tap on 2 steps verification open the link in chrome in case it then asks for a login, do that. 

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Then once you get to this page, scroll down and tap on “get started”, then type in the password of your Google account, tap on“next” then make sure that your device is listed here, then tap on “try it now” then a prompt will appear. 

tap on “yes” then you can also add a backup option, for that fill in your phone number, then hit send, then type in the OTP you're received and then tap on “turn on”. 

You can also use the authenticator app as well in case you can't get the OTP, I’m not gonna explain it right now but it is very similar to that of Instagram So that's pretty much it. Hope you guys found this helpful, share it with everyone who wants to secure their account. So that's been it.  


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