Twitch just got more serious about protecting its 100 million monthly users. The popular video game livestreaming service has rolled out support for two-factor authentication, allowing customers to further fortify their accounts by requiring two forms of verification to log in. This new feature could be in response to a data breach that Twitch suffered in March, which required all users to change their passwords and re-connect any Twitter and YouTube accounts linked to their profiles.
Enabling two-factor authentication on Twitch isn’t mandatory, but recommended for those who want to keep their accounts as secure as possible. Here’s how to set it up.
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1. Visit Twitch.tv and select Settings from the drop-down menu under your username.
2. Select Security & Privacy.
3. Select “Set up two-factor authentication.”
4. Enter your password.
5. Enter your phone number.
6. Enter the verification code that you received as a text message.
7. You’re all set — two-factor authentication is now enabled on your account. Logging in to Twitch will now require both a password and mobile verification code. Feel free to go back to devouring hours of Let’s Plays with the peace of mind that your account is now a bit safer.