Google’s Gmail is one of the best email providers used by billions of people across the globe on a regular basis. You can either have a personal Gmail account, or a business account i.e. G suit account which comes with Hangouts, Google Tasks, Google Keep, and Google Calendar.
It is very important to protect your Gmail account from hackers as it may contain private information, sensitive information, or personal emails. A secure password is the first step in protecting your account and the data it has. To add an extra layer of the security to your Google account, you can enable two-factor authentication.
In this guide, we will show you how to protect your account by enabling two-factor authentication for your Gmail account.
Turn on Two-Step Verification for Gmail
Start by launching your favorite browser on your desktop and go to https://www.gmail.com and log-in to your already existing Google account.
Click on the Profile icon given on the top-right corner of the screen and select “Manage Your Google Account”.
From the Google Account manager, click on the “Security” option on the left pane.
Next, click on “2-Step Verification”.
Then “Get Started”.
Google will make sure if you’re the one who’s trying to change the account settings. Enter the password for your Google account and click on the “Next” button.
Next, click on “Try it Now”.
On your phone/tablet, tap on “Yes” on the Google pop-up that appears.
Confirm your phone number as a backup option in case Google Prompt doesn’t work.
Then enter the code that has been sent to the mobile number you have entered and click on “Next”.
At last click on the “Turn On” button to turn the Two-Steps Verification on for your Google Account.