Using the Authy app is the most efficient way to manage all of your accounts that require two-factor authentication.
It enables you to have a single mobile app for all of your two-factor authentication (2FA) accounts, and you can sync them across multiple devices, including your computer, so that you can access them there.
You can get Authy installed on your device by searching for it in the app store for your device.
Be aware that if any websites require you to use Google Authenticator for two-factor authentication, you can always use the Authy 2FA app in its place. This is a very important point to substitute in mind.
Authy is more feature-rich than the other option, allowing for multi-device syncing, cloud backups, and easier account recovery in the event that you change or lose your phone or device.
Although the two options work their functions in analogous ways, Authy is the superior choice. You can learn more about the capabilities of Authy by reading the information provided here.
Locate 2FA setting in Discord
- After you have successfully logged in to your Discord account, navigate to the bottom left of the screen and click on the tiny gear icon that is located near your username.
- On the following page, select the blue button that says “Enable Two-Factor Auth” and click on it.
- You will then be prompted to use the Authy app to scan the QR Code that appears in the pop-up window that appears. Maintain this window’s focus on it while you reach for your phone.
It is important to note that Authy can be used everywhere, not just on Discord, which prompts Google Authenticator.
How do I get the 6 digit authentication code with Authy for Discord?
To verify your identity within Authy, you will initially be prompted to enter both your phone number and your email phone.
You will see a new pop-up that gives you the option to verify your account by either receiving a phone call or a text message. Despite how uncommon it might seem, recent smartphones have been shown to be capable of both making and receiving phone calls, according to the findings of some tests carried out internally.
After you have successfully authenticated your device, proceed to add a new authentication account by pressing the “+” button located in the middle of the screen. At long last, you’ll arrive at the screen labelled “Authenticator Accounts.” You will have the option to either manually enter the code or scan a QR code containing the code.
After you have successfully enabled two-factor authentication (2FA), a snazzy little box will appear with a couple of suggestions to help ensure that you will be able to access your account in the event of an emergency:
You now have the ability to link your phone number to your account so that it can help as a secondary method for obtaining two-factor authentication codes. This is to help you in the event that you are concerned about losing access to your authenticator app for any reason, such as dropping your phone in water, lava, a hippopotamus, etc.
In addition to that, make sure to download your backup codes. Keep them secure while also showing them love. Put a hard copy of them in your journal or your diary, whichever you prefer to call it. Your choice.