Snapchat enables two-factor authentication (2FA) through sms

Snapchat enables two-factor verification (2FA) through sms

Mobile image sharer and chat app Snapchat has deployed two-factor authentication. Snapchat experienced a major data breach in 2013.

Snapchat’s version 9.9.0 lets users opt-in for User Verification and login to Snapchat on new devices using a One Time Passwords via sms to verify. The new feature can be activated on iOS and Android.

Addresses and names were breached

Snapchat update version 9.9.0The extra security is the newest effort to increase platform security. In December 2013. 4.6 million email addresses and names were breached. 2FA makes en-masse hijacking more difficult and provides protection to Snapchat’s Snapcash money transfer system. 

2FA is the standard for extra security

Popular chat apps and other social media networks en-masse push more security on their platforms by enabling two-factor authentication. SMS passwords have become the standard in social media secure user verification. 

Enabling Login Verification

To enable Login Verification please follow these steps: 

  • Tap the ghost icon at the top of your camera screen
  • Tap the Settings gear in the top right hand corner of your Profile screen
  • Tap 'Login Verification' under the 'My Account' section
  • Tap the 'Continue' button
  • Enter the verification code sent to your mobile phone and tap 'Continue'
  • Once you have completed the login verification process, your device will remain a verified device until you elect to forget it. 
2FA for App Verification

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