How to enable two-factor authentication on Twitch

Updated: 07/31/2022 by Computer Hope
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Like other online services that allow you to create an account, Twitch may be susceptible to cyber attacks. One of the best ways to protect your Twitch credentials and personal information is to enable two-factor authentication. The following section shows you how to set it up.


To use the two-factor authentication feature on Twitch, you need to have an account. If you don't have one, see: How to sign up for a Twitch account.

How to enable two-factor authentication on Twitch

  1. Navigate to the Twitch website.
  2. On the home page, click the Log In button in the upper-right corner of the browser window.

Twitch bar with the Log In button highlighted.

  1. In that same corner, click the profile icon.

Profile icon

  1. Select Settings from the drop-down menu.

Settings selector on Twitch.

  1. In the next window, click the Security and Privacy tab.

Security and Privacy selector on Twitch.

  1. Scroll down to the Security section and click the Set Up Two-Factor Authentication Set Up Two-Factor Authentication button on Twitch. button.
  2. At the prompt, click the Enable 2FA Enable 2FA button on Twitch. button.
  3. Enter your mobile phone number, and then click the Continue Continue button on Twitch. button.
  4. Enter the 7-digit code from the text message you receive, and click the Continue Continue button on Twitch. button again.
  5. There are two ways to generate an authentication code: If you have a smartphone authenticator app, scan the QR code on the screen (A) and enter the generated code. If you prefer to get codes via a text message, click the Skip & Use SMS button instead (B).

Setting up two-factor authentication on Twitch.

  1. Click the Done Done button on Twitch. button.