How to enable 2FA for Instagram


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2FA via SMS

Instagram offers to secure your account beyond username and password via SMS. This method is not compatible with the Authy app. Regardless, we want you to protect all your accounts, whether you protect them with Authy or not. So here is how to protect your Instagram account.

Locate 2FA setting

Log in to your Instagram account on your mobile and go to Settings.


Select “Two-factor Authentication”.

Configure SMS

Require Security Code > Turn on.


To confirm that you want to enable 2FA, click “Turn on”.

Complete Enablement

Enter “Confirmation code” received via SMS > click “Done”.

Screenshot your backup codes

Click “OK” to screenshot your Backup codes.

It worked.

You’re all set!

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