How To Enable 2FA On Zoom
Last Updated: January 10, 2022
Do you want another layer of security when signing in to your account on Zoom? If that’s the case, you can enable the two-factor authentication on your account and set up your authenticator app or phone number, where you’ll receive the verification codes. Follow our quick guide below to learn how.
In Zoom, you can use your sign-in credentials such as your email and password, SSO, or connect to your Google account to sign in to the app. Although these features can help prevent other people from accessing your account, it’s much more reassuring to have another layer of security.
Thankfully, you can enable 2FA on your Zoom account, even if you’re only using their basic plan. In this way, you can protect your account with a verification code whenever someone tries to access it with any of the sign-in options.
Here’s our guide about enabling 2FA on Zoom.
How to turn on two-factor authentication on a Zoom basic account
If you want to have another layer of protection on your Zoom account? If so, you can enable the two-factor authentication feature on your account.
In Zoom, 2FA is also available on their free basic accounts. Follow our quick tutorials below and we’ll show you how to enable it on your account. We’ll also show you how to set up your authenticator app and phone number where you’ll receive the verification codes.
- Open your preferred web browser, visit the Zoom web portal, and sign in to your account.
- Under the Personal section on the left navigation bar, select Profile.
- Scroll down to the Sign In section and select the Turn on option on the right side of Two-factor Authentication.
- Enter your password to verify your identity and click Next.
That’s how you turn on the two-factor authentication feature on Zoom. After doing so, you’ll need to set up your phone number or authenticator app, where you’ll receive the verification codes.
Setting up the authenticator app:
- Select the Set up option beside the Authenticator App option under the Two-factor Authentication section on your Profile page.
- Enter your password and click Next to confirm your identity.
- Scan the QR code that appears on your screen with your preferred authenticator app and click the Next button.
- Enter the verification code generated through your authenticator app and click Verify.
- Download or print the single-use verification codes to access your account whenever you lose your authenticator app in the future. Click Done to finish the set-up process.
On the other hand, you can connect your phone number to Zoom to receive verification codes via SMS.
- Click the Set up option beside the SMS section.
- Enter your password and click Next to verify your identity.
- Select your country, add your phone number, and select the Send Code button on the bottom right.
- Enter the code you received through SMS and click Verify to confirm your decision.
That’s how you enable 2FA on Zoom. If you no longer need the extra layer of security, you can disable the feature whenever you want.
To wrap things up
Now that you know how to enable 2FA on Zoom, you can rest easy knowing that you have another layer of security when someone tries to use your account without your permission. Whether you use the authenticator app, SMS, or both option for receiving verification codes, it’s all up to you.
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