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How to enable 2FA for Twitch

06 Oct 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

  • Log into your Twitch account and click Profile -> Settings, from the drop-down menu.

    Locate 2FA Setting
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Next Step

  • Go to Security and Privacy, next press on Set Up Two-Factor Authentication in the Security section.

    Next Step
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Next Step

  • Click on Enable 2FA

    Next Step
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Confirm your mobile number

  • Enter your mobile number and click Continue.

    Confirm your mobile number
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Verify your mobile number

  • Twitch will send you a 7 digit security code via SMS message. Enter that code into the verification field.

    Verify your mobile number
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QR Code

  • A pop-up window will appear for you to scan the QR Code with Authenticator App. Keep this window open as you reach for your phone. Note that anywhere (not just on Twitch) that prompts Authy also support Authenticator App by 2Stable.

    QR Code
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Capture QR Code

  • Open Authenticator and at the bottom of the screen, tap the plus button and hold your device up to the computer screen to scan the QR code. If you are unable to scan the QR code, you can import the QR code in Authenticator from Files, tap the plus sign in Authenticator and chose Files and follow the instructions.

    Capture QR Code
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Two-Factor Authentication Code

  • After successfully scanning the QR Code, Authenticator will automatically choose the Twitch logo and autofill account name and secret key. Press on Save to confirm that all the details are correct.

    Two-Factor Authentication Code
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Copy Code

  • Copy the numerical code provided from Authenticator App by 2Stable and confirm it on the Twitch website. Note that this code refreshes every 30 seconds.

    Copy Code
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Verify your code

  • Enter the 6-digit verification code generated by Autehenticator by 2Stable.

    Verify your code
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Done!

  • You have successfully enabled two-factor authentication with 2Stable Authenticator App for your Twitch account. Press Done and that's all.

    Done!

You’re all set! You’ve enabled Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for your Twitch account. To learn more, visit the Twitch 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 Twitch account, please contact Twitch support directly.