Games and streaming are closely related by many enthusiastic gamers these days. Twitch is a playground for these people and millions of other viewers. As content delivery platforms become more widespread, they will also attract the attention of hackers. What’s more, it’s not new to hear social media accounts being hacked by these hackers. The best way to protect your social media site is to use two-factor authentication or 2FA. This guide will show you how to set up 2FA with Twitch using Google Authenticator and LastPass.
As the name implies, two-factor authentication validates requests for access to your account from both sides. One is from the password and the other is from the verification code sent to the original account owner’s mobile phone. Therefore, if a hacker tries to access a Twitch user’s account, it will not succeed. He may crack the password, but in the case of 2FA, the verification code will reach the original user. As a result, he can change his password and take the necessary steps to protect himself from hacking.
Set up 2FA on Twitch With Google Authenticator and LastPass
Twitch recently enabled 2FA on the platform. Most importantly, users can run from any authenticator. So I’ll show you how to set up 2FA on Twitch using Google Authenticator and LastPass Authenticator. It’s actually very easy. To use 2FA, you need the following: Listed below.
Twitch recently enabled 2FA on the platform. Most importantly, users can run from any authenticator. So I’ll show you how to set up 2FA on Twitch using Google Authenticator and LastPass Authenticator. It’s actually very easy. To use 2FA, you need the following: Below
- Twitch profile
- Download Google Authenticator Android | iOS
- Download and install LastPassAuthenticator | Android | iOS
- PC / laptop that works with the authenticator app
Set 2FA in Twitch profile
- Log in to Twitch
- Click on your profile / account avatar to trigger a drop-down menu
- In that menu, click Settings
- Go to Security & Privacy in Settings
- Scroll down and click Two-Factor Authentication Settings
- Next click on Enable 2FA
- Enter your phone number with country code
- You will receive a 6 digit code that you have to enter
- Then you will see a dialog box containing the QR code [For security reasons, I’m blurring the QR here]
- At this point, your Android / iOS device must have the Google Authenticator installed
- Launch the Google Authenticator on your mobile device
- Then tap Start Setup
- This will open the camera scanner. Simply point the scanner at the QR code displayed on your PC screen.
- Next, the Google Authenticator for Twitch is validated and a unique 6-digit code is generated by the Authenticator every minute.
- To access your Twitch account, you need to enter the code currently available in the Authenticator. It is uniquely generated.
- If you succeed in setting 2FA, 6 pictograms will be displayed on the screen below. Click Finish.
That’s it. How easy was it? There are also screenshots. Therefore, use Google Authenticator to set up 2FA on Twitch.
In this guide above, we used the Google Authenticator to set up two-factor authentication. You can also use the LastPass authentication system. Note that the whole process is the same regardless of whether you use Google Authenticator or LastPass. You can use only one app at a time to authenticate with 2FA. Now you know how to set up 2FA for your Twitch profile. We hope you find this guide useful.