How to Enable or Disable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on Discord

Setting up two-factor authentication is one of the easiest steps you can take to boost your account security on any platform. Like many social media platforms, Discord also offers an option that allows users to enable and securely use two-factor authentication. In this article, we'll walk you through how to enable or disable two-factor authentication (2FA) on Discord.

Enable or disable two-factor authentication on Discord (2022)

Enable Discord Two-Factor Authentication (Desktop/Web)

1. Open Discord and click the Settings gear icon in the lower left corner of the screen.

2. When the settings page appears, click the "Enable two-factor authentication" button to start the setup process.

enable discord 2fa

3. Discord will now ask you to confirm your account password. Type your password and click "Continue" to proceed.

enter password to authenticate

4. Now you will see a pop-up window with a QR code and 2FA key. Next, open your authenticator app of choice and scan the QR code to add your Discord account's 2FA key. You can also choose to manually add the key to the authenticator app. Once done, you need to enter the 6-digit verification code generated by the authenticator app in this popup on Discord. Then click on “Activate”.

scan the QR code from the authenticator app

5. And that's it. You have successfully enabled two-factor authentication (2FA) on your Discord account. You can now choose to enable SMS authentication as a backup method in case you lose access to your authenticator app. Additionally, you should also consider downloading backup codes to access your account if you are unable to access your authenticator app.

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Disable Discord two-factor authentication (desktop/web)

1. Click the Settings gear icon in the lower left corner of the screen after opening the Discord app or website on your PC.

see discord settings page

2. In the "Password and Authentication" section of the "My Account" tab, click "Remove 2FA" to disable 2FA authentication on Discord. Note that you will make your account more vulnerable to security risks if you choose to stop using two-factor authentication.

delete 2fa on discord

3. If you are sure to disable 2FA, enter the 6-digit code from the authenticator app or use one of your backup codes. And then, click on “Remove 2FA”.

enter login code or password to delete 2fa

Enable 2FA on Discord (Android and iOS)

1. Open the Discord app and tap your profile picture in the bottom navigation bar. Then, select "My Account" and tap "Enable Two-Factor Authentication" to set up two-factor authentication for your Discord account from your phone.

enable discord two-factor authentication android

2. Enter your account password and make sure you have an authenticator app installed. Press "Next" to continue the setup process.

confirm password and download authenticator app

3. You will now see the 2FA code on the screen. Press the Copy button to copy the key to your clipboard and paste it into your authenticator app . Next, enter the 6-digit verification code generated by your 2FA app into the chat app to link your Discord account to the authenticator app.

enter the Discord two-factor authentication code and log in with the code

4. You have now enabled two-factor authentication on your Discord account. Along with this, you will now see the option to enable SMS authentication as a backup if you lose access to your authenticator app.

Discord Two-Factor Authentication Enabled Confirmation

Disable 2FA on Discord (Android and iOS)

Unlike Discord's desktop app, it's mandatory to configure SMS authentication to disable 2FA. If you have not yet configured SMS authentication on your account, the "Remove 2FA" option will appear grayed out in the mobile app.

After setting up SMS authentication, tap the “  Remove 2FA ” from the “My Account” page. Then, enter the passcode or your backup code to remove two-factor authentication from your Discord account.
remove Discord Two-Factor Mobile Authentication

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I find my 6-digit passcode on Discord?

You can find your Discord account passcode in the authenticator app you used to set up 2FA on Discord.

Q: Where can I find my Discord backup code?

You can find your Discord Backup Code from User Settings -> Password & Authentication -> Backup Codes on Web/Desktop. For Android and iOS mobile apps, go to My Account -> View Backup Codes .

Q: Why aren't my Discord backup codes working?

If you still have access to your Discord account and can't use your existing backup codes, generate new ones from the "Password & Authentication" section of Discord Settings.

Q: How do I get rid of 2FA on Discord without the code?

You cannot disable two-factor authentication without a code. You will need the authenticator app's 6-digit passcode or 8-digit backup code to disable 2FA on Discord.

Q. Can I disable 2FA on Discord without logging in?

No, that's not possible. You can only disable two-factor authentication (2FA) by logging into your Discord account and entering the 6-digit passcode or backup code. See step-by-step instructions on how to do it on desktop or mobile in this guide.

Improve Account Security with Discord Two-Factor Authentication

This is how you can enable two-factor authentication on your Discord account. Now that you know how to enable or disable 2FA on Discord, don't forget to enable the feature on other apps as well. To help you through the process, we have a dedicated guide with instructions for setting up two-factor authentication on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And if you run into any issues, let us know your questions in the comment section, and we'll help you out.