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May 25, 2018

Two-Factor Authentication Will No Longer Require A Phone Number

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We all know very well that the use of additional security measures in authentication mechanisms is now one of the best practices. In addition to strong passwords, the use of two-factor authentication is also indicated. However, now according to the latest reports, the social network giant Facebook won’t force its users to use a phone number for Two-Factor Authentication anymore.

he use of additional security measures in authentication mechanisms is now one of the best practices. In addition to strong passwords, the use of two-factor authentication is also indicated.

The social network giant Facebook has now changed its rules and no longer requires the use of the phone number in this process, and it is possible to use the well-known applications for generating the authentication codes.

This new measure had been requested for some time by Facebook users. They wanted to be able to stop using the phone number to receive the authentication codes via SMS.

From now on, when you choose to use ‘two-factor’ authentication, the social network giant Facebook will give you more detailed information on how it works and allow you to use two methods: or use the phone number to receive a text message, or using an authentication app – such as Google Authenticator or Duo Mobile – to generate the access codes.

It is thus simpler to use this essential security mechanism in the authentication processes, no longer depending on the telephone number and the sending of messages.

Although it is now giving more focus to this new method, the social network giant Facebook continues to allow the use of the phone number for two-factor authentication, preferably in conjunction with this new method.

Although not directly related, this measure provides a way to avoid problems like the ones that happened last year when many users started to receive notifications from the social network giant Facebook after providing their phone numbers for this function.

This novelty is now available to be used and should be activated in the security settings of the largest social network on the Internet. Just activate the two – factor authentication and choosing the new authentication option App. This is an additional layer of security you will want to have on the social network giant Facebook’s platform.

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