Reddit is now offering the option of using two-factor authentication (2FA) to all users following successful trials with moderators and beta-testers …

You asked for it, and we’re delivering! Today, all Reddit users have the option to enable two-factor authentication for an additional layer of account security […]

Two-factor adds more security to your Reddit account by requiring a second step to sign in. In this case, if you opt into 2FA, you’ll access a 6-digit verification code generated by your phone after a new sign-in attempt.

You need to enable 2FA on desktop, but it then works across desktop, mobile and third-party apps.

You can enable two-factor by selecting the password/email tab under your preferences on desktop. Select Enable under two-factor authentication and follow the steps given to you.

You’ll need an authenticator app which supports the TOTP protocol. Popular choices are Google Authenticator and Authy.

The official Reddit iOS app got a major update last month, with new mod tools, theater mode, chat and more.


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