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what is the code generator on facebook

Yes, you can access Facebook without a confirmation or reset code. Facebook’s Code Generator is only one of many layers of Facebook security.

We’ll show you how to log into your account using alternatives to receiving a Facebook confirmation code.

Why Do You Need a Facebook Confirmation Code?

Once you enable Facebook’s two-factor authentication, which we strongly recommend, Facebook will ask you for a security or confirmation code to log in from a new location or device. Read our guide on two-factor authentication and why you should use it to learn more about this security method. Without two-factor authentication, you only need your username or email address and password to log into your Facebook account.

By enabling Facebook’s two-factor authentication, you’ve added an extra layer of security, which can protect your Facebook account from getting hacked.

Where Can You Find a Facebook Confirmation Code?

You can obtain a Facebook login code in three different ways:

  1. Facebook can text a confirmation code to a mobile number associated with your account.
  2. From an authentication app, like Duo or Google Authenticator. Moreover, the Facebook mobile app includes a Code Generator that automatically generates a fresh security code every 30 or 60 seconds.
  3. From a list of Facebook recovery codes that you have saved as a backup.

Beyond codes, you can also create a physical second-factor security key to log into Facebook through USB or NFC.

Since two of the methods above depend on a mobile device, make sure you have at least one other method to log back into Facebook, in case you lose that device.

How to Set Up Facebook’s Two-Factor Authentication

To enable two-factor authentication, open Facebook in your browser, click the arrowhead in the top right to expand the navigation menu, and go to Settings & Privacy > Settings > Security and Login. Under Two-Factor Authentication, click Edit next to Use two-factor authentication. At this point, you might have to enter your password.

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