How To Enable 2FA on Twitch: Two Factor Authentication

We discuss how to set up Two Factor Authentication on your Twitch account

How to enable Twitch 2FA Twitch two factor authentication

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In these trying times of massive Twitch password leaks, ensuring your Twitch account is as secure as possible is vitally important.

Read below for a step-by-step walkthrough on how to enable Twitch 2FA aka Twitch two factor authentication.

Enable 2FA on your Twitch account

Setting up 2FA on your Twitch account is relatively straightforward – all you’ll need is:

  • an email tied to your Twitch account which can be verified
  • a valid phone number

Follow the steps below in order and you’ll have set up Twitch two factor authentication in no time.

STEP
1

Verify your email account

Twitch 2FA verify your email

The first step of enabling Twitch 2FA is verifying your email.

You can find this by:

  • Clicking your profile icon in the top right of the Twitch homepage.
  • Selecting Settings in the dropdown menu.
  • Clicking on the Security and Privacy settings tab.

If your email is verified it should say so (most people’s will be upon setting up their Twitch accounts). If not, click Resend Email, find the email within your Inbox (make sure to check your spam) and then click on the verification button within the email.

STEP
2

Go to Security and Privacy settings

Twitch security and privacy settings two factor authentication
  • Click your profile icon in the top right of the Twitch homepage.
  • Select Settings in the dropdown menu.
  • Click on the Security and Privacy settings tab and then press the Set Up Two-Factor Authentication button at the bottom.
STEP
3

Enable 2FA

Twitch enable 2FA

Click on Enable 2FA.

STEP
4

Enter your phone number & the security code

Twitch 2FA enter your phone number
  • Select your national region code and enter your phone number.
  • You will then receive a 7-digit security code to your phone which you will have to enter.

 

 

STEP
5

Authenticator or SMS verification for Twitch

Twitch 2FA authenticator app

To finish off, you are given two options for how you want to log in to your account each time – you can either use the SMS option, whereby a verification text will be sent to your phone each time you want to log in or you can use an Authenticator app to scan the barcode.

A list of suitable Authenticator apps is given below.

Authenticator backups for Twitch 2FA

Whilst two factor authentication on Twitch using your email and mobile is all well and good, if you lose your mobile phone (as most of us do at one point or another) you may find yourself locked out of your Twitch account. Gadzooks! In order to avoid this calamity, using an authenticator app to create an authenticator backup can prevent this from happening. See below for a list of authenticator software that support backups, and follow the links on each to learn more about how to use them:

Twitch 2FA emotes

Twitch 2FA emotes

Upon enabling two factor authentication on Twitch, you will be rewarded for your troubles through access to six exclusive Twitch 2FA emotes! You can see what these Twitch 2FA emotes look like above.

In order to access your Twitch two factor authentication emotes, go to the Unlocked menu of the emote picker within Twitch chat, and you should see them there.

Conclusion

We hope this article has been of use in helping you to enable 2FA on Twitch. Please check out our other Twitch pages, including How to change your Twitch password, the latest news on the Twitch password leak, and how to stream on Twitch.