How to set up Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on Twitch

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In a huge leak released on early October 6, an anonymous hacker uploaded a 128 GB torrent that apparently contained all the information about Twitch, including payout details and encrypted passwords. While passwords are encrypted, you can never be too careful. If you haven’t already done so, we recommend that you not only change the password for Twitch, but also set up two-factor authentication (2FA). If you haven’t done so, we’ve created a guide on how to do it. There are currently 2 ways to set up 2FA: through your phone number or through an authentication application.

Authorize 2FA through your phone number

  1. Click on your avatar and click on settings
  2. Go to the Security and Privacy tab
  3. Click on “Set up authentication in two factories”
  4. Click on “Enable 2FA”
  5. From there, you will need to enter your phone number.
  6. Once you do, Twitch will send you a seven-digit verification code via text message. Enter seven digits, then continue.

Enable 2FA through the authentication application

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  1. Scan the QR code using the verification application
  2. Once you’ve scanned the QR code, enter the six-digit verification code that was generated, then click Submit.

If you’ve completed the steps correctly, 2FA will now be activated in your account. Now, every time you log in to Twitch, you will need to enter the code that was sent to you via text message or generated by your verification application. This will prevent anyone else from accessing your account.

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