Turn on 2-Step Verification

When you enable 2-Step Verification (also known as two-factor authentication), you add an extra layer of security to your account. You sign in with something you know (your password) and something you have (a code sent to your phone).

Set up 2-Step Verification

Note: If you have an account through your work, school, or other group, your organization might not allow 2-Step Verification. Check with your administrator to be sure.

  1. Go to the 2-Step Verification section of your Google Account.
  2. Select Get started.
  3. Follow the steps on the screen.

 

Once you're finished, you'll be taken to the 2-Step Verification settings page. Review your settings and add multiple verification methods. The next time you sign in, you'll receive a text message with a verification code. You also have the option of using a Security Key for 2-Step Verification.

Note: To ensure that you can access your account in the future, add an email recovery option as well.

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