Why Two-Factor Authentication and Admin Roles are Important
Setting up Two Factor Authentication on your Facebook account helps to prevent someone else hacking into your account and taking over your Facebook profile, Facebook Page or Facebook Business Manager. If you have any admin roles on your Facebook page, you must have Two Factor Authentication set up. Check with the other admins on the Facebook page to make sure they do as well. Whether you use Business Manager, Business Suite or neither, navigate to settings and check ALL Admins/Page Roles at any level and make sure every person is still completely relevant. It’s a good idea to review the page admin stats on a regular basis to ensure:
- Each person still needs admin access to the page (ie did they change job roles or left the company)
- Each person has two-factor authentication turned on (send them these directions and ensure that they do it)
- Every page should always have at least two admins, so that one can back up the other.
- Do you have too many admins? Maybe some people don’t need access and can be removed.
Before You Get Started with Two-Factor Authentication
- Use your primary computer or device for setting this up, and do not use someone else’s computer or a public computer (like the library or Internet cafe computer). Facebook will remember your device and location, so you want it to be what you will normally use. The purpose of going through this process is to heighten security, and you want Facebook to detect when it might not be you trying to log in.
- Have your cell phone handy, as you’ll need it for a second device and texted code to enter in part way into the 2 Factor Authentication process.
- This is an easier process to do from a desktop, rather than your mobile phone. These directions will guide you through assuming you are using a desktop computer.
How to Setup Two-Factor Authentication on Facebook
Log into Facebook like you normally would do. Go to the upper right hand corner and click on your Account (down arrow) to see a drop down menu. Click on “Settings and Privacy”, then select “Settings”. Next, click on “Security and Log In”. Scroll down midway until you see “Two-Factor Authentication” and from here you’ll want to turn it on, click “edit” and follow the prompts which will require you to add a phone number if you don’t have one associated with your account, send a verification code via text message, and enter back into your Facebook screen.
While you are in there, it is advisable you take advantage of the additional Setting Up Extra Security Options. Turn on your alerts about unrecognized devices, and turn on the set-up of 3-5 friends to contact if you get locked out of your Facebook account. You will be prompted through this process, which is simple but you DO need to let your chosen contacts know they need to finish the process on their end. If you have successfully set up all three of these, you will see the blue “on” indicator that these securities are in place.
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