How to set up two-factor authentication (2FA) for Snapchat

How to set up two-factor authentication (2FA) for Snapchat

Kevin Archer picture by Kevin Archer·Updated 05 May 2022·about 4 minutes

1

Download Authenticator App

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

    iOS Apple App Badge

2

Locate 2FA Settings

  • Open your Snapchat app on your mobile device. Tap on your profile picture in the top left to go to your profile, then tap (gear symbol) in the top right corner.

    Locate 2FA Settings
3

Next Page

  • Move through the next screens by tapping: Two-Factor Authentication --> CONTINUE --> Let's do it!

    Next Page
4

Select Authentication App

  • You'll need to choose your security method. Select Authentication App as it's the most secure method.

    Select Authentication App
5

Choose Manually

  • To be sure that you will get 2FA codes for your Snapchat account with our app select Set up Manually.

    Choose Manually
6

QR Code

  • A pop-up window will appear for you to scan the QR Code. Take a screenshot of the QR code screen and save it into Files on your device.
    Note: Do not scan the demo image shown below.

    QR Code
7

Add Snapchat 2FA in Authenticator

  • Take out your mobile device and open the Authenticator App. At the bottom of the screen, tap the plus sign and choose Files, next select the QR code screenshot you made earlier.

    Add Snapchat 2FA in Authenticator
8

Save Account

  • After successfully importing the QR Code screenshot, the Authenticator App will automatically choose the Snapchat logo and autofill account name and secret key. Confirm it’s correct by clicking Save

    Save Account
9

Complete Enablement

  • Returning to the Snapchat app, enter the numerical code from Authenticator in the appropriate field. When done click Continue.

    Complete Enablement
10

Save your Backup Code!

  • Your Snapchat account is now protected. You can copy the backup code into Authenticator or save it in the photo gallery, no matter where you gonna save it, the most important is to store the backup code in a safe place. Press Next and that's all.

    Save your Backup Code!

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

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