How to enable two-factor authentication (2FA for short) for Discord

How to enable two-factor authentication (2FA for short) for Discord

Aries Ikel picture by Aries Ikel·Updated 04 May 2022

1

Download Authenticator App

  • Before we start, download Authenticator App by 2Stable.

    iOS Apple App Badge

2

Locate 2FA Settings

  • Log in to your Discord account, and click on the small gear icon near your username on the bottom left.

    Locate 2FA Settings
3

Next Page

  • On the next page click on the button that reads Enable Two-Factor Auth. It will prompt you to confirm your Discord password.

    Next Page
4

QR Code

  • A pop-up window will appear for you to scan the QR Code with your Authenticator App. Keep this window open as you reach for your phone. Note that anywhere (not just Discord) that prompts Google Authenticator also supports Authenticator.

    QR Code
5

Capture QR Code

  • Take out your mobile device and open the Authenticator App. At the bottom of the screen, tap the plus button add Item to scan a new account and hold your device up to the computer screen

    Capture QR Code
6

Save account

  • After successfully scanning the QR Code, the Authenticator App will automatically choose the Discord logo and autofill account name and secret key. Confirm it's correct by clicking Save.

    Save account
7

Two-Factor Authentication Code

  • Record the numerical token provided for Discord. Note that this code refreshes every 30 seconds.

    Two-Factor Authentication Code
8

Complete Enablement

  • Returning to the Discord website, enter the numerical token in the appropriate field. When done click Activate.

    Complete Enablement
9

Download back-up codes

  • You will now be shown your Discord back-up codes. These codes are one-time use each. If you run out of these codes, you can click the Generate Codes button again to re-roll a new set, but doing so will render the previous list obsolete, so be 100% sure to keep the latest set somewhere safe.

    Download back-up codes

You're all set! You've enabled Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for your Discord account. To learn more, visit the Discord support page. Stay safe!

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