How to Secure Your Discord Account with Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Like other social media platforms, Discord offers the option to enable two-factor authentication (2FA) to enhance the security of your account. This feature ensures that even if your password is leaked or compromised, your account remains protected. In this guide, we will show you how to enable or disable 2FA on Discord for both mobile and PC devices. Let's get started!

How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on Discord

Enabling 2FA on Discord is a simple and quick process, whether you are using a PC or a smartphone.

On PC

  1. Open the Discord app on your PC and click on the gear icon in the bottom left corner to access Settings.

Open Settings on Discord for PC

  1. In the My Account tab, go to the Password and Authentication section and click on the Enable Two-Factor Auth button.

Enable 2FA on Discord for PC

  1. Enter your Discord account password to verify your identity.

Enter Discord Password

  1. Once verified, you'll be prompted to download an authenticator app on your phone, such as Google Authenticator or Authy. Scan the QR code in the Discord app using the app or manually enter the 2FA key.

Scan Authentication QR Code in Discord

  1. Enter the code provided by the authentication app into the Discord app and click Activate.

Download Authentication App

  1. After verification, Discord will suggest adding a phone number as a backup option in case you lose access to the authentication app. Download the backup codes and keep them in a safe place.

2FA Enabled on Discord

On Mobile

  1. Launch the Discord app on your Android or iPhone and tap on the profile icon in the bottom right corner. Select My Account.

Discord My Account

  1. Under Two-Factor Authentication, tap on the Enable Two-Factor Auth button. Enter your account password to confirm your identity.

Enable 2FA on Discord for Mobile

  1. Download an authenticator app on your phone and copy the verification code shown in the Discord app.

Download Authentication App on Mobile

  1. Open the authentication app, select the Enter Provided Key option, and paste the verification code.

  2. Copy the 2FA code generated by the app and enter it in the Discord app.

That's it! Your Discord account is now protected with two-factor authentication. You can also enable SMS authentication or view your backup codes for additional security.

How to Disable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on Discord

If you wish to disable 2FA on Discord, follow these steps:

On PC

  1. Open the Discord app on your PC and go to Settings > My Account > Password and Authentication.

  2. Click on the Remove 2FA button.

Remove 2FA Authentication on Discord for PC

  1. Enter your authentication code or backup code and click Remove 2FA to proceed.

On Android or iPhone

  1. Open the Discord app on your device, navigate to the profile tab, and go to My Account.

  2. Tap on Remove 2FA, enter your Discord authentication code, and confirm.

Remove 2FA Authentication on Discord for Mobile App

How to Enable or Disable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on Discord Server

You can also enhance the security of your Discord server by enabling 2FA for server members with moderation powers. Please note that this feature will only work if you have already enabled 2FA for your Discord account.

On PC

  1. In the Discord app on your PC, open Server Settings.

  2. Navigate to the Moderation tab and click on Enable 2FA Requirement.

Enable 2FA on Discord Server on PC

  1. Enter your Discord 2FA code and click Enable 2FA Requirement to secure your Discord server.

To disable the 2FA requirement for your Discord server, click on Disable 2FA Requirement, enter your authentication code, and confirm.

On Android or iPhone

  1. Launch the Discord app on your device, tap on your Discord server, and open server settings using the three-dot menu icon.

  2. Go to Security and select Enable 2FA Requirement.

Enable 2FA Requirement for Discord Server Mobile

  1. Enter your authentication code and tap Enable.

To disable the 2FA requirement for your server, go to server security settings, tap on Disable 2FA Requirement, enter the authentication code, and confirm.

For Additional Security

Enabling two-factor authentication on Discord provides an extra layer of security for your account and server. It is a simple and effective method to protect your data. Follow the steps mentioned in this guide to secure your Discord account and server with 2FA. Stay safe!