Reddit, the front page of the internet, is one of the best websites to find answers to your question, the latest news, and more. If you are new to Reddit, and you want to secure your account, here is a small yet convenient tip that you can use. Two-factor authentication allows you to put an additional layer of security on your existing user account. Whether it is a Facebook, Twitter, or Reddit account, you should turn on two-step verification to be on the safe side.
You can enable two-factor authentication for your Reddit account. Before getting started, you should know that you must have an authenticator app on your mobile. There is no restriction on using the app, but it should be able to scan a QR code. In case you do not know about such an app, it is recommended to install Google Authenticator or Microsoft Authenticator. Both apps are available for Android and iOS so that you do not face any problem even if you change your mobile.
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How to enable Two-factor authentication for Reddit
To enable two-factor authentication for Reddit, follow these steps-
- Open the Reddit website and log into your account.
- Go to User Settings.
- Switch to Privacy & Security tab.
- Toggle Use two-factor authentication button.
- Enter your account password to verify.
- Scan QR code using an authenticator app.
- Enter the 6-digit code.
- Click the COMPLETE SETUP button.
Open the official website of Reddit and log into your user account with valid credentials. After that, click on your profile picture/username and select User Settings from the list.
By default, you should land on the Account tab. You need to switch to the Privacy & Security tab. After that, find out the Use two-factor authentication text and toggle the corresponding button.
Now, you need to enter your account password so that Reddit confirms if it is you doing all the changes or somebody else. After clicking the CONFIRM button, it will ask you to scan a QR code. You need to open the password authenticator app on your mobile and scan the QR code as it says. After doing that, you should see a 6-digit code on your mobile, which you need to enter on the Reddit website.
Do that, and click on the COMPLETE SETUP button.
The very last step leads you to the finish line. That means you have successfully enabled two-factor authentication for your Reddit account.
I hope you find this tip useful.