How to Enable or Disable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on Discord

One of the simplest steps you can do to increase your account’s security on any platform is to set up two-factor authentication. Discord offers a feature that allows users to safely enable and use two-factor authentication, similar to many other social media networks. We’ll go over how to activate or deactivate two-factor authentication (2FA) on Discord in this article.

Turn On or Off Two-Factor Authentication on Discord (2022)

Enable Discord Two-Factor Authentication (Desktop/ Web)

1. Launch Discord and select the gear icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen to access settings.

2. Click the Enable Two-Factor Auth button to begin the setup procedure when the settings page displays.

3. Discord will now ask you to confirm your password for your account.

To continue, enter your password and click Continue.

4. A pop-up window containing a QR code and a 2FA key will now appear. Next, open your preferred authenticator app and scan the QR code to add the 2FA key for your Discord account. The key can also be manually entered into the authenticator app. After that, you must input the 6-digit verification code produced by the authenticator app in the Discord pop-up that appears. Next, select Activate.

Disable Discord Two-Factor Authentication (Desktop/ Web)

5. That’s it. Your Discord account’s two-factor authentication (2FA) has been successfully enabled. As a backup option in case you can’t access your authenticator app, you can now choose to enable SMS authentication. Additionally, you want to think about obtaining backup codes so you can get into your account in case your authenticator app locks you out.

1. After launching the Discord app or website on your PC, click the Settings gear icon in the bottom left corner of the screen.

2. To disable 2FA authentication on Discord, select Remove 2FA under the Password and Authentication section of the My Account tab. Please be aware that if you decide to cease utilising two-factor authentication, your account will become more exposed to security concerns.

Turn On 2FA on Discord (Android and iOS)

3. If you’re certain that you want to disable 2FA, enter the 6-digit authenticator app code or one of your backup codes. After that, select Remove 2FA.

1. Launch the Discord app, then click on your profile photo in the bottom navigation bar. You can then set up two-factor authentication for your Discord account from your phone by selecting My Account and tapping Enable Two-Factor Auth.

2. Type your account password and confirm that an authenticator software is installed. To proceed with the setup, click Next.

3. The 2FA code will now appear on the screen.

Turn Off 2FA on Discord (Android and iOS)

To copy the key to your clipboard and paste it into your authenticator app, click the Copy option. Next, link your Discord account to the authenticator app by entering the 6-digit verification number obtained by your 2FA app in the chat app.

4. Your Discord account’s two-factor authentication is now activated. In addition, you can now use SMS authentication as a fallback in case you can’t access your authenticator app.

Frequently Asked Questions

In contrast to Discord’s desktop software, SMS authentication must be configured in order to turn off 2FA. The Remove 2FA option in the mobile app will be greyed out if you haven’t yet enabled SMS authentication for your account.

Tap the Remove 2FA option on the My Account screen once SMS authentication has been configured. Then, to disable two-factor authentication for your Discord account, enter the authentication code or your backup code.

How do I locate my six-digit Discord login code?

The authenticator app you used to enable 2FA on Discord has the authentication code for your Discord account.

Where can I obtain the backup code for Discord?

On the web or desktop, go to User Settings -> Password and Authentication -> Backup Code to discover your Discord backup code. Go to My Account -> View Backup Codes to view backup codes for the Android and iOS mobile apps.

Why do my backup codes for Discord not work?

The Password and Authentication area of Discord settings allows you to create new backup codes if you still have access to your Discord account and are unable to use your current backup codes.

How does 2FA on Discord work without the code?

Without a code, two-factor authentication cannot be turned off. To disable 2FA on Discord, you need either need the 6-digit authentication number from the authenticator app or the 8-digit backup code.

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