Friday, December 7, 2018

How To Enable Two-Step Verification on Telegram

Telegram allows you to log into many devices with one account. When you use Telegram web login or PC version software, you need to enter OTP received in Telegram app.

If your friend or someone has your phone, they can log into your account using another device. To secure your account, you have to enable two-step verification on Telegram.

Must-See: How To Enable Two-Step Verification on WhatsApp

Once you've enabled the 2-step verification, you have to enter a cloud password followed by OTP.

In Gmail, you need to enter the password and then should enter the code received by SMS. In Telegram, it's a reversal method because you'll receive the code in the Telegram app itself. This extra layer of protection is one of the best two-factor authentication solutions.

Enable Two-Step verification on Telegram

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to enable 2-factor authentication on Telegram.


Requirements


  • Android or iOS device.
  • Active Telegram account.
  • Active email address.

Steps


  • Launch the Telegram app.
  • Go to Settings.

Telegram settings

  • Choose Privacy and Security.

Telegram-Privacy and security

  • Tap on Two-Step Verification.

Two-Step verification

  • Tap on Set Additional Password.

set additional password

  • Now, enter a strong password. (Even a very long password).

Put a strong password

  • Tap the Tick symbol.
  • Re-enter the same password on the next screen for confirmation.
  • Then create a hint for your password. (This will help you to remember the password).

create a hint for your password

  • Go to the next screen.
  • Enter your email address.

Enter your email address

Note: If you forgot the two-step verification password, you can reset by using the email. It is the only way to recover your lost password. So, do not skip this step.

Once you've updated your email address, you'll be asked to verify via email.


  • Log in to your email and click the verification link sent by Telegram.

Two-step verification enabled

The two-step verification will get activated.


Let's Test The Cloud Password Check on Telegram


To check how the two-step verification works, log into Telegram on another device or web login. After giving the phone number and OTP, you'll be asked to enter the password.

Telegram cloud password check

The cloud password check on Telegram will show the hint message. Without entering the cloud password, you won't get access to your account in another device.

If your entered password is invalid, click on Forgot password. Then follow the instructions on the screen to reset the password.


How To Disable Two-Step Verification on Telegram


If you want to disable two-step verification for your account, follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings > Privacy and Security > Two-Step Verification. 
  • Enter your Password.
You'll be given 3 options as shown below:

Disable two-step verification

The options are:

  • Change Password.
  • Turn Password Off.
  • Change Recovery Email.
To disable the two-step verification,

  • Tap on Turn Password Off.
  • On the next pop-up message box, tap OK to confirm.

Conclusion


If you're concerned about your privacy, you should opt for the 2-step verification process. To prevent someone from hacking your online accounts, this is the best method.

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