How to enable 2FA for Gmail


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Install Authy

The best way to manage all your 2FA accounts is to use the Authy app. It enables you to have a single mobile app for all your 2FA accounts and you can sync them across multiple devices, even accessing them on the desktop. Install Authy on your device by searching for it in your device’s app store. 

Important: If any sites prompt you to use Google Authenticator for two-factor authentication, note that you can always substitute the Authy 2FA app instead. Although they work in similar ways, Authy is more feature-rich and allows for multi-device syncing, cloud-backups, and easier account recovery should you change or lose your phone or device. Read more information on the features of Authy here.

Locate 2FA setting

Log in to your Gmail account, go to My Account.


Choose “Sign-in & Security” tab.


Click “Signing in to Google”.


Select “2-Step Verification”.

Set up your phone

Get started!


Enter your phone number and select a method to get codes > click “Next”.


You receive a SMS on your phone with a code.

Enter the verification code to confirm that it worked – click “Next”.


Turn On 2FA!

Capture QR Code

For the best user experience, set up Authenticator App.


Select your kind of phone > click “Next”.


QR code pops up.

Now grab your phone and if not done yet, download Authy.


Open the Authy App > + Add Account > Scan QR Code.


Click “Done” to confirm that Google’s logo is right.

A Verification Code is now generated on your phone for your Gmail account.

Keep the Authy app open on your phone. You’re almost done!

Complete Enablement

Click “Next” under QR code.


Enter your Google Verification Code > click “Verify”.


Click “Done”.


You’re all set!

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