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How to turn on the two-factor authentication on Google?

Two-factor authentication is one of the most secure ways to protect your Google account. Here is how you enable it.

Google is one of the most secure email service providing reliable methods of password protection. The 2-step verification from Google adds another layer to your account. Some other websites that offer two-step verification feature include Outlook, Amazon, Dropbox, and Facebook.

Why do you need two-factor authentication

This feature of Google adds another layer of security to your account. Google was of the first companies to provide a two-way authentication feature on its website. Once this feature is enabled, your account can be logged in only after authorisation from a physical device like a smartphone. Thus, it prevents unwanted access to your account.

How does the two-factor authentication Work?

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When you activate the two-factor authentication feature in Google, your account will ask for the login password as well as a security key from a physical device to get access. The security key is sent to your smartphone through a text message or a voice call.

How does the two-factor authentication Work?
How does the two-factor authentication Work?

How to enable the two-factor authentication on Google?

To enable the two-factor authentication on Google, follow these steps.

  • Open a web browser and go to the website, https://www.google.com/landing/2step/
  • Click the ‘Get Started’.
  • Scroll down and click the ‘Get Started’ button.
  • Log in to your Google account.
  • Enter your phone number.
  • Select the mode to receive the security, either text messages or phone call. Click ‘Next’.
  • If you want a physical security key on your smartphone, click Choose another option, then select the desired option.
  • You will receive a text message or phone call with a security code.
  • Enter the code on the browser. Click ‘Next’.
  • Click ‘Turn On’ to enable the two-step verification on your Google Account.

How to enable the two-factor authentication on Google?
How to enable the two-factor authentication on Google?

How to disable the two-factor authentication on Google?

To disable the two-factor authentication on Google, follow these steps.

  • Open a web browser and go to the website, https://myaccount.google.com
  • Click on ‘Security.
  • Scroll down to the ‘Signing in to Google’ section
  • Right next to the ‘2-Step Verification’, Click ‘On’.
  • Log into your account.
  • Choose Turn Off.
  • Choose Turn Off to disable 2-step verification on your Google account.

How to disable the two-factor authentication on Google?
How to disable the two-factor authentication on Google?

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