How to set up two step verification in your google account, know details about the process

In this current digital era, a Google account is necessary for managing various services which include cloud storage, signing up in various apps, investing, managing finances etc. A single account for dealing with various services saves time and increases convenience. However, on the flip side, if the Google account of a person is hacked or compromised, he/ she would land up in serious trouble. In order to avoid such a scenario, it is advisable that the users should opt for two step verification for their Google account.

A two-step verification of Google account will help you to save your account from fraudsters /scammers/ hackers. Additionally, you will be able to keep a track of your day-to-day logging activities. You can also have a relief in terms of safety regarding your personal data on multiple devices which are linked to your account.

What is a two-step verification process?

In a two-step verification (also known as two-factor authentication), a user adds an extra layer of security to their account in case their password gets stolen. After setting up two-step verification, you can sign into your account with two steps using, first with a password and then with a phone/ device you have.

Steps to enable two step verification

  • Open you Google Account
  • Head to the navigation panel and select security
  • Select ‘Signing in to Google’option
  • Click on the 2 step verification > Get started
  • Enter the password of your account
  • A list of sign in options like Prompts, security keys, text message, voice calls will appear
  • You can select one of the above sign in options
  • At the end, enter your mobile number
  • An OTP will be sent to your phone, enter it click on the option of Turn On.
  • At the end of the process you are directed to new page
  • Now you can set up backup codes, authenticator app and security key
  • Your two step verification is enabled

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