How to Activate Two-Factor Authentication on Reddit?

Recently, Reddit has announced about a possibility to enable Two-Factor Authentication sequentially to provide all the Reddit users some extra security layer and also prevent from the third-party access to the accounts of users. Reddit is very well known for the social news aggregation, web content rating, and also for the discussion website.

Usually, the Two-Factor Authentication is a gold standard of security, as it always helps you in preventing all the third party access to your account. However, the setting of this feature does not protect from having your password to be guessed by anyone. While no one can be able to log in using it as the authentication code you required will be directly sent to your mobile phone.

All the major social networking sites and email services always provide Two-Factor Authentication with the intention to provide better security to their users. Moreover, there are numerous apps which make access to your account more complicated for all the attackers or stalkers.

 Whenever you are activating the two-factor authentication, you will always be required to enter your password and a unique verification code every time you want to login to Reddit or some other accounts. Therefore, it will take more time and also not suitable and convenient for lazy users. Nowadays, taking care of cybersecurity and privacy is very much important for all the users.

Thus, if any users value their privacy more, then they should hesitate and also set two-factor authentication on all accounts like Facebook, Twitter, and some other accounts for the security of their privacy.

In this blog, we explain to you how to activate a two-factor authentication easily with simple process or steps. But to make a process easy you need to follow the steps in ascending order, it will save your time and take your fewer efforts.

Steps to Activate Two-Factor Authentication on Reddit

Enabling two-factor authentications on your Reddit account provides you with more security. When you enable this feature on your account, you will need to enter your password and also six-digit verification codes which are received to your phone whenever you are log-in into your account.

Step-1: Enable Two-Factor Authentication

  1. Click to Log into your Reddit account.
  2. Click on the Preferences option appear on the top of the menu.
  3. Next, go to the Password/Email option.
  4. Search for the two-factor authentication section.
  5. Subsequently, click on the Enabled option.
  6. When you enabled this feature, you need to verify your email and have to enter your password.

Step-2: Set Up the Authenticator App

 Reddit always suggests you for using either the Google Authenticator or Authy apps, they both are available for both platform such as Android and iPhones, as the authentication app is used to generate the verification codes. However, you can also use some other apps which support Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP) protocol.

You will need to follow the steps which are given below:

  1. Register or login with your Reddit account.
  2. Manually, enter the Security Key or scan the QR code.
  3. Setup and Configure the app.

Once the steps are completed, then a confirmation message will blink on your email and on your number which you registered with your Reddit account.

Step-3: Creates Backup Codes

We already generate a backup code in the last steps. If in case you lost your Smartphone and unable to access the authenticator app, then these codes will surely help you to log in to Reddit.

  1. Click to Login to Reddit account.
  2. Access the Preferences option.
  3. Go to the Password/Email option.
  4. Search for the Two-Factor Authentication section.
  5. Under the 2FA section, click on the Generate for Backup Codes tab.
  6. Next, enter your Password.
  7. Then, note down your recently generated backup codes.

Note: each backup code that you generated can be used once. If any user wants to change their phone, then they have to disable the two-factor authentication code and re-enable it on the new device.

Mathew Anderson is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. He writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

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