Facebook will make two-factor authentication compulsory for its high-risk accounts, know how to activate it

Facebook will roll out the new system as part of its latest security program called Facebook Protect. The social media app is also testing the possibility of turning on this feature for all users.

Facebook will make two-factor authentication compulsory for its high-risk accounts, know how to activate it

Facebook will soon make it mandatory for users to protect their accounts with two-factor authentication. The social media company is planning to make two-factor authentication mandatory for accounts that are more prone to hacking. Human rights activists, journalists and government officials are included in the list of people coming in the high risk category. Enabling Two Factor Authentication adds an extra layer of security to the accounts.

Facebook will roll out the new system as part of its latest security program called Facebook Protect. This program is set up to protect the accounts of people who may be at high risk of losing their credibility to cybercriminals. The social media app is also testing the possibility of turning on this feature for all users. However, it takes some time.

Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Security Policy at Facebook, told TechCrunch about the feature, “2FA is such a core component of any user's online safety, so we want to make it as easy as possible. To help drive 2FA enrollments, we need to go beyond raising awareness or encouraging enrollment. This is a community of people who sit at very important points in public debates and are more of a target, so for their own safety, they should probably enable 2FA.” ,

If 2FA is not turned on then you will have to suffer this consequence 

Accounts in the high risk category will need to enable 2FA to continue using the social media app. If a user, recognized by Facebook as a high risk account, fails to enable 2FA before the last date, he will lose access to his account. While Facebook will not permanently block users' accounts, it will require users to turn on 2FA to gain access to their accounts.

Facebook revealed that 950,000 of the 1.5 million accounts enrolled for the Facebook Protect program have already enabled 2FA. Facebook noted that it will expand two-factor authentication to more than 50 countries, including India, the US and Portugal, by the end of this year.

How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Facebook

Open your Facebook account.

Go to Security & Login Settings and tap on Edit option.

Select the security method you want to add and follow the on-screen instructions.

After setting up two-factor authentication on Facebook, tap on Finish.

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