How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication in Facebook Business Manager

Facebook Business Manager is a powerful tool for managing your business’s presence on the social media platform. With the increasing concern about online security, it is crucial to take steps to protect your account and the sensitive data it holds. One effective way to enhance the security of your Facebook Business Manager account is by enabling two-factor authentication (2FA).

What is Two-Factor Authentication?

Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to your account by requiring two different types of identification before granting access. In addition to your password, you will need a second verification method, such as a code sent to your mobile device or email address, to log in.

Setting Up Two-Factor Authentication in Facebook Business Manager

Step 1: Accessing Security Settings

To begin setting up two-factor authentication, log in to your Facebook Business Manager account. Once logged in, click on the menu icon in the top left corner of the screen. From the menu, select “Business Settings.”

In the left-hand column, click on “Security Center” and then “Security Settings.”

Step 2: Enabling Two-Factor Authentication

In the Security Settings menu, scroll down until you find the “Two-Factor Authentication” section. Click on the “Edit” button next to it.

Facebook will guide you through the process of enabling two-factor authentication. You will have the option to choose between two methods: “Text Message” or “Authentication App.”

Option 1: Text Message

If you choose the “Text Message” option, Facebook will send a verification code to your registered mobile number whenever you log in. Enter the code to complete the login process.

Option 2: Authentication App

If you prefer using an authentication app, select the “Authentication App” option. Facebook supports various authentication apps, such as Google Authenticator or Duo Mobile. Follow the on-screen instructions to download and set up the app.

Once the app is set up, you will need to scan a QR code provided by Facebook. The app will generate a unique verification code that you will enter whenever prompted during the login process.

Step 3: Recovery Codes

As an additional security measure, Facebook provides recovery codes that can be used to regain access to your account if you lose access to your mobile device or authentication app. Click on the “Get Codes” button to generate a set of recovery codes. Store these codes in a safe place, such as a password manager or a secure document.

Step 4: App Passwords (Optional)

If you use third-party apps or services that require access to your Facebook Business Manager account, you may need to generate app passwords. App passwords are unique passwords that allow these apps or services to access your account without requiring your actual Facebook password.

To generate an app password, click on the “App Passwords” link in the Security Settings menu. Follow the instructions to create and manage app passwords for the necessary apps or services.


Enabling two-factor authentication in Facebook Business Manager is a simple yet effective way to enhance the security of your account. By requiring an additional verification method, you can significantly reduce the risk of unauthorized access and protect your business’s sensitive information. Remember to store your recovery codes securely and regularly update your authentication app if you choose that option. With these added security measures in place, you can confidently manage your business’s presence on Facebook.

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