We’re eager to announce the launch of the often requested feature: Two-factor authentication.
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is an optional layer of security to your Trading 212 account, designed to ensure that you’re the only person who can access it.
Instead of only entering your user name and password to log in, you’ll also be asked to enter a special six-digit authentication code, generated by a two-factor authentication app, like Google Authenticator or Authy.
This additional step helps make sure that you, and only you, can access your account.
How to activate two-factor authentication
Tap on the navigation menu in the lower-right corner of the screen and then tap on the
Settings menu option and choose [Two-factor authentication]
After that, tap on [Enable] and continue the setup flow
Note: Make sure you save your recovery code in a safe and easily accessible place. You may need it if you lose access to your 2FA codes.
Logging in with two-factor authentication
In order to log in after you’ve enabled 2FA, you’ll need the following:
- You’ll need access to your phone when you log in to your Trading 212 account
- You’ll have to enter your six-digit 2FA verification code, found in the authenticator app, after you provide a valid email and password combination
You can learn more about this feature in our help section
Currently you can only enable and manage 2FA in your mobile app. We’re working hard on enabling this functionality for the Web app in the coming weeks.