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How to enable 2FA for Snapchat

24 Jun 2021 - by Kevin Archer

Important: If any sites prompt you to use Google Authenticator for two-factor authentication, note you can always substitute it with Authenticator by 2Stable. Although they work in similar ways, Authenticator by 2Stable is more feature-rich and allows for multi-device syncing, iCloud-backups, and have easier account recovery in case you lose your device or just want to switch to a new one.
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Download Authenticator by 2Stable

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Locate 2FA Setting

  • 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 Setting
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Next Page

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

    Next Page
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Select Authentication App

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

    Select Authentication App
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Choose Manually

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

    Choose Manually
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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.

    QR Code
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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
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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
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Complete Enablement

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

    Complete Enablement
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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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Note: If you haven't set up two-factor authentication or you don't have access to your Snapchat account, please contact Snapchat support directly.