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

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

Kevin Archer picture by Kevin Archer·Updated 04 May 2022·about 5 minutes

1

Download Authenticator App

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

    iOS Apple App Badge

2

Locate 2FA Settings

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

    Locate 2FA Settings
3

Next Step

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

    Next Step
4

Next Step

  • Click on Enable 2FA

    Next Step
5

Confirm your mobile number

  • Enter your mobile number and click Continue.

    Confirm your mobile number
6

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
7

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.
    Note: Do not scan the demo image shown below.

    QR Code
8

Capture QR Code

  • Open Authenticator and at the bottom of the screen, tap the plus button add Item 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 App and chose Files and follow the instructions.

    Capture QR Code
9

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
10

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
11

Verify your code

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

    Verify your code
12

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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