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How to set up two factor authentication on your email using desktop

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Setting up two factor authentication on your gmail account using desktop/ laptop

The first step to setting up a two factor authentication on your google account is logging into chrome using your gmail account

Step 1: Click on your profile picture on the top right corner of your chrome browser and select manage your account

Step 2: Click on security on the left of your screen

Step 3: Scroll down and click on two step verication. Click on get started

Step 4: Login into your account again to verify it’s you.

Step 5: Select the type of verification, there are many options google gives for setting up 2FA, you can set up using your phone number, back up codes, google authenticator, in this case, we will use our phones as a second layer of security. click continue

Step 6: Enter your phone number and google will give you a code. Enter the code you have been sent via text message on your phone and click send

Step 7: Click turn on in order to activate two factor authentication

Setting up two factor authentication is one of the best measures you can take to ensure the safety of your gmail account. The moment a hacker tries to log into your account, you get a notification via message asking for a code. The hacker can’t access your phone and so they won’t log into your account in any device unrecognised by google

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