Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security feature that adds an extra layer of protection to your Facebook account. With MFA, you need to enter your password and a verification code that is sent to your phone or generated by an authenticator app whenever you sign in from a new device or browser. This way, even if someone knows your password, they cannot access your account without your phone or app.
MFA can help prevent unauthorized access, phishing, and identity theft. It is recommended that you enable MFA for your Facebook account to keep your personal information and posts safe.
Here are the steps to enable MFA for your Facebook account:
- Go to https://www.facebook.com/ and sign in to your account.
- Click on the Account icon at the top right corner and select Settings & Privacy.
- Click on Settings and then click on Security and Login from the left menu.
- Scroll down to Two-Factor Authentication and click Edit.
- Click on Get Started and sign in again if prompted.
- Choose the method you want to use for MFA: Text Message (SMS), Authentication App, or Security Key.
- If you choose Text Message (SMS), enter your mobile number and click Next. You will receive a verification code via text message. Enter the code and click Next.
- If you choose Authentication App, follow the instructions to scan the QR code with your app and enter the code it generates. Click Next.
- If you choose Security Key, follow the prompts to insert or tap your key and confirm your identity.
- You have successfully enabled MFA for your Facebook account.
Now, whenever you sign in from a new device or browser, you will need to enter your password and a verification code that will be sent to your phone or app. You can also get alerts about unrecognized logins and set up recovery codes.
To disable MFA for your Facebook account, follow steps 1-4 above and click Turn Off.