How To Enable Two-factor Authentication On Snapchat

Do you worry about the security of your Snapchat account? Do you want to add another layer of protection to help prevent other people from accessing your account? If so, you can enable two-factor authentication from your settings. Check our guide below, and we’ll show you the steps to enable the security option on your account.


Security is one of the most important things to prioritize for your different online accounts. After all, you don’t want other users to access your account without your permission.

In Snapchat, people use their username/email and password to access their accounts. While this sign-in option protects your account from most people, you can never go wrong in adding another layer of security to your account.

Thankfully, Snapchat has a two-factor authentication option that every user can enable for their accounts.

How to use 2FA on Snapchat

If you worry about the security of your account on Snapchat, you can enable 2FA for your account. With this feature, anyone, including you, that tries to sign in to your account will need to enter an additional verification code that you’ll receive through SMS or an authenticator app.

You can configure the 2FA option from your Snapchat settings on the mobile app. In our tutorial below, we’ll cover all the steps you need to know to add this security feature to your account.

Note: We’re using the authenticator app option to set up 2FA in our tutorial below.

  1. Open Snapchat from your home screen or app drawer and sign in to your account.
  2. Tap your profile avatar on the top left corner of the app.
  3. Tap the gear icon on the top right corner of the page to open your Settings page.

  4. Select the Two-Factor Authentication option and tap Continue.

  5. Choose whether to use SMS or an authenticator app to receive your verification codes. In this instance, we’ll start with the latter option.

  6. Tap the “Set up Automatically” option if you have an authenticator app installed on your device. On the other hand, you can set it up manually if your authenticator is on another phone.

  7. Copy the verification code from the authenticator app, enter it into the field, and select Continue.

  8. Choose whether to set up SMS verification right away or skip it to finish.

If you choose to use SMS verification, you’ll receive your codes through SMS on the registered number. Always remember that you can set up both 2FA methods to have more options when getting a code.

Although the SMS option in 2FA is much more convenient than using an authenticator app, you might not be able to get your verification codes when you’re traveling to another county or places without coverage. As such, we recommend that you set up the authenticator app option as well.

To wrap things up

Now that you know how to enable 2FA on Snapchat, you can add another layer of security to protect your account. If you ever change your mind, you can always disable the feature from your settings.

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