In this era of so much internet insecurity, one cannot be said to be doing too much to keep one’s online accounts secure. In this regards, thumbs up to the LinkedIn team for providing a reliable means of protecting our accounts using the increasingly popular Two-step verification.
With the Two-step verification, access into your LinkedIn account will not only require your email address and password, but will also require a verification code that will be sent by LinkedIn to the phone number that you provide.
If you are security conscious and you have not activated the Two-step verification, here is how to go about it:
1. Place your cursor on your profile photo (top tight)
2. Click on Privacy and settings
3. Click on Account
4. Click on Manage security settings
5. Under Two-step verification for sign-in, click Turn On
6. Enter your phone number to which verification codes will be sent to enable sign in.
7. Click Send code
8. Check your phone and enter the code sent to you on the space provided. You also have the alternative to change the phone number. Please check the number you entered once again and ensure that it was correct. If not, you have the opportunity to change phone number.
Note : Where there is delay in sending the code, request a phone call. This is always instantaneous.
9. Click Verify
Your are done. To access your account now, three things will be needed each time: your email address, password and the verification code that will be sent to your phone.
NOTE: With this setting, you will be signed out anywhere you’re currently signed in. LinkedIn will require you to enter a verification code the first time you sign in with a new device or LinkedIn mobile application.
To turn off the Two-step verification process
If for any reason you want to turn off this security feature, say, you lose your phone, follow these steps:
1. Follow steps 1-4 above
2. Under Two-step verification for sign-in, click Turn Off
I hope this tutorial was helpful? 🙂 If it was, please share it with your connections.
Thanks for your time 🙂