With over two-billion plus users for social media giant Facebook, it is both a challenge and an opportunity to secure a massive number of accounts while also educating users on best security practices. While there is no one size fits all approach, Facebook is constantly striving to finding new and interesting ways to help their users navigate better safety and security practices.
Facebook continuous efforts to encourage two-factor authentication (2FA) as an extra layer of protection to a Facebook account, the social media giant have made improvements to its current two-factor authentication by making the setup even more seamless for its users. Users will now experience an easier, setup flow for the two-factor authentication. Facebook will also no longer require people to register a phone number like it used to. This enhancement will give people more choice and make it easier for people to improve the security of their account.
According to Facebook Produce Manager, Scott Dickens, the Two-factor authentication is an industry best practice for providing additional account security and Facebook just made it easier to set up.
“We’ve recently improved two-factor authentication in two ways. Firstly, we’ve made it easier than ever to enable two-factor authentication with a streamlined setup flow that guides you through the process. Secondly, we’ve also expanded the ways in which you can secure your account with a second factor by ensuring that people can enable two-factor authentication without registering a phone number,” he blogs.
Facebook Introduces New Tools to Support Group Admins and Improveents to its Two-factor AuthenticationFacebook previously required a phone number to set up two-factor authentication, to help prevent account lock-outs. Facebook redesigned the feature to make the process easier to use third-party authentication apps like Google Authenticator and Duo Security on both desktop and mobile, it is no longer making the phone number mandatory.
Why use two-factor authentication?
Two-factor authentication is an industry best practice for providing additional account security. Facebook continues to encourage enabling two-factor authentication to add an extra layer of protection to a Facebook account. To turn on two-factor authentication visit facebook.com/settings and click the “Security and Login” tab.