Zoom focuses on security, a particularly hot topic for the video calling app that in the recent past has been at the center of controversy related to user privacy several times. So, after extending end-to-end encryption to all users, even free ones, Zoom has announced support for two-factor authentication.
2FA two-factor authentication requires first entering your ID with associated password, then a verification code received via SMS (or call) or via an authentication app that supports the TOTP protocol, such as Google Authenticator or Microsoft Authenticator.
To enable two-factor authentication on Zoom just follow these steps:
- Log in to the Zoom Dashboard
- In the navigation menu, click Advanced> Security
- Enable the Sign in with two-factor authentication option
- Select one of the available options to enable 2FA
- Click on Save
The company has not provided information on the timing of the release: it is however likely that the security feature will be activated as early as the next few hours.