Enabling 2-Factor Authentication for your Google Account [MFA]

With 2-Step Verification, also called two-factor authentication, you can add an extra layer of security to your account in case your password is stolen. 2-step verification drastically reduces the chances of having the personal information in your Google account stolen by someone else. Why? Because hackers would have to not only get your password and your username, they'd have to get a hold of your phone.

  1. From your Gmail, click on your Profile Icon from the top-right and select Manage Your Google Account
  2. In the new tab, in the left-hand navigation, select Security
  3. Under How you sign in to Google, select 2-Step Verification and select Get Started
  4. Type in your Desk Phone number and select Phone Call as your code option. Select Next
    • You will receive a phone call from Google Phone Verification (202-455-8888)
    • Enter the code you received and select Next
  5. The next page should state, "It worked! Turn on 2-Step Verification"?"
    • Select Turn On

Google Support Article: link

Article Updated 5/30/2023 by YC