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Two Factor Verification / 2 Factor Authentication

Two Factor Verification / 2 Factor Authentication
2 Factor Authentication

✅ 2 step verification is a very important setting. This is also called 2 step authentication. If you are a YouTuber you should definitely do 2-factor verification on YouTube

Now YouTube has introduced 2 new rules in monetization policy. In which this two-step verification or authentication is mandatory. Your channel will get monetization only if you have done a two-step verification.

Benefits of 2 Step Verification:

    Even if the hacker knows the password in the 2 step verification method, your channel will not be hacked. This is because an OTP will be sent to your mobile after you enter the password to log in to the Gmail account in 2-factor verification. Your account will be logged in only if you enter that OTP.



Types of 2 Step Verification:

2-factor verification can be divided into 2 Ways

⏩ Text verification method.

 Google Prompt method.

We will clearly see how to do 2 step verification ON in the above two methods.

Text Verification Method

    Text verification method Google will send a code via SMS to your mobile number after you enter your Gmail accountpassword when you try to sign in to your Gmail account

    Your account will only be logged in if you enter it. This is a two-step verification method in text verification. Below we will see how to do this.

Now let’s see how to Turn on 2-way verification on your Gmail id. 

How to Enable 2 Step Verification in Text Verification Method:

Open Chrome:

    To do 2 step verification on Google Gmail id, first open your Chrome browser. If you do not have a chrome browser, click on the link above to download Google Chrome first.

Sign in Your Gmail:

✅Once Chrome is open, give your Gmail id and password and sign in to your account.

Two Factor Verification / 2 Factor Authentication
Google Sign in Page

Open Google Accounts:

✅Next, type accounts.google.com as shown in the image below and open the google account page Or you can open it by clicking on the link above.

Two Factor Verification / 2 Factor Authentication
Google Account URL

Select Security Tab:

✅Once the google account page is opened, select the ‘security page’ as shown in the image below.

Two Factor Verification / 2 Factor Authentication
Google Account Security Page

Select 2 Step Verification:

✅Once the Security tab opens, you have the option to scroll through the page with the option of ‘2 step verification’ as shown in the image below. Click on it.

Two Factor Verification / 2 Factor Authentication
2 Step Verification Page

✅After clicking on that page, click on the ‘GET Started’ option as shown in the image below

Two Factor Verification / 2 Factor Authentication
2 Step Authentication

Enter Mobile Number:

✅On the next page you have to ‘enter the mobile number’ for which you want to do ‘2 step verification’ on the page built in the picture below.

Two Factor Verification / 2 Factor Authentication
2 Step Verification

✅After ‘entering the mobile number‘, select the ‘Text message’ option as shown in the image below and then click the ‘next’ button below.

Two Factor Verification / 2 Factor Authentication
2-Step Verification

✅Next a code will be sent from the google side to the mobile number you gave. Enter it as you can see in the image below and select the ‘Next option’. Now you have ‘successfully done mobile number verification’.

Two Factor Verification / 2 Factor Authentication
2-Step Verification

Turn ON Two-Step Verification:

✅Next a page will appear as you have below. Clicking on the ‘Turn ON’ option means that you have successfully linked 2 step verification to your Gmail account using the text verification method.

Two Factor Verification / 2 Factor Authentication
2-Step Verification

How to Turn OFF Two-Step Verification?

✅ If you want to turn off two-step verification for a job, first open the chrome browser according to the above steps and create an account in it. Open accounts.google.com account page. 

✅ Click on the security tab and then click on the ‘2 step verification option on that page. You will be able to ‘turn off the 2 step verification by selecting the ‘Turn OFF’ option on a page similar to the one below.

Two Factor Verification / 2 Factor Authentication
Two-Step Verification


✅But it is better that you do not turn off the 2 step verification method. This is because it gives you a lot of security for your account. 
✅ If you find it difficult to enter the 2 step verification code once you sign in to a job, you can use the ‘Don’t ask again on this device’ option below.

How to Add Another Mobile Number in Two-Step Verification:

Two Factor Verification / 2 Factor Authentication
2- Step Verification

✅If you want to connect to another mobile number, select the add Phone option as shown in the picture above.

Don’t Ask Again On This Device Option Setting:

✅Even if you always ‘sign in’ on the same device, just click on the ‘Don’t ask again option on this device’ option as shown in the image below. 

✅By doing so you can benefit from hearing the ‘2 step verification code’ once in a while. You can only get this benefit if you always sign in on a ‘single device‘.

Two Factor Verification / 2 Factor Authentication
Google Sign in Page

Google Prompt Method

✅Next we will see ‘how to activate the google prompt method for the 2nd time to do google 2 step verification. Google claims that this Google prompt authenticator method is more secure than the text verification method we have seen before. 

✅This is because Google will be signed in with the prompt authenticator mobile device. So let’s see clearly how to sign in with the device in our hands without going to someone else for text verification.

✅All you have to do in this google prompt authenticator method is sign in with your Gmail id on any trusted device. When you try to sign in with a google account, a prompt like the one below will appear on the mobile phone or any other device you provided with Gmail. 

✅After you press the yes button, a code will appear on the computer screen and mobile screen. Then your account will be signed in only if you click on the correct code on the mobile. Let’s see how to activate this method.   

Two Factor Verification / 2 Factor Authentication
Google Prompt Verification

How to Enable Google Prompt Verification Method:

✅Just open the ‘Google Chrome web browser’ as you did before and sign in with your Gmail id. Next, accounts.google.com Click this link and open the google account setting page.

Open Security Tab:

Two Factor Verification / 2 Factor Authentication
Google Prompt Verification

✅After opening the google account page, open the Security tab.

Click Use Your Phone to Sign in:

✅Once the ‘security tab’ is open and scroll to that page, click on this  ‘Use Your Phone to Sign in’ option as shown in the image below.

Two Factor Verification / 2 Factor Authentication
Google Prompt Verification

Setup Authenticator:

✅Use Your Phone to Sign in After clicking on the Use Your Phone to Sign-in option, click on the ‘SET IT UP’ tab as shown in the image below.

Setup Mobile Device:

✅Next, as shown on the bottom page, if you sign in to any of your mobile devices, all of them will appear as shown in the image below. 
✅You do not need to sign in on this device. If you want to sign in on another device, click on the ‘Use a different Phone’ option as shown in the image below. 

Two Factor Verification / 2 Factor Authentication
Google Prompt Verification

✅Next, lock your mobile screen. Only then can you make this setting on. When the 2 green tick arrives as it is on the page above. Click the Next button’ below.

✅A prompt for verification will appear as shown at the bottom of the next page. A prompt will then appear on your mobile as shown in the image below. If you select the option YES your mobile google authenticator will be added.

Two Factor Verification / 2 Factor Authentication
Google Prompt Verification

Turn ON Google Prompt Authentication Method:

✅Next a page will appear as shown in the image above. Google prompt verification method has been Turing ON in your google account by clicking on the ‘Turn ON’ option in it.
Two Factor Verification / 2 Factor Authentication
Google Prompt Verification

How to Turning OFF Google Prompt 2 Step Verification/Authentication Method:

Two Factor Verification / 2 Factor Authentication
Google Prompt Verification

✅To turn off this setting, after you open the security page, select the Use Sign in Your Mobile Device option. Next, if you click on the Turn OFF option as shown below, this mobile device will turn off the Google Prompt Verification method Turing OFF that you had TURN ON.

Conclusion:

✅Both of these security methods would have been very useful to you. If you have any doubts about this post, please comment. Use the app authenticator app if you want better security. Click this authenticator app post to read about it. Thank you!!!

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