You may not keep security information or top-secret plans on your Tumblr account, but that doesn't mean it's not worth securing from potential password hacks. Here's a quick guide on setting up two-factor authentication to protect your Tumblr gifsets, memes, songs, blogs, and more.

How to set up Tumblr's two-factor authentication

After logging into Tumblr, setting up two-factor security is as simple as visiting the settings page. Here's what you need to do.

  1. Click the user icon in the upper right corner of the Tumblr website, then select Settings.
  2. Under Security, flip the switch next to Two-factor authentication. Add your phone number and your account's password to turn it on.
  3. Tumblr will send a six-digit login code to your phone; enter that on your Tumblr page, and you'll have activated two-factor authentication. Any time you log in on a new computer or device, you'll have to also enter in a six-digit code via your phone.

Additionally, because Tumblr uses the Google Authenticator service for two-factor authentication, this means that you can use an app like Authy instead of an SMS message to authenticate your account. You can set that up by toggling the Generate code via authenticator app option.

This gives you a QR code you can scan with the Google Authenticator or Authy apps; from there, you can generate random approval codes whether that device is connected to the internet or not.


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