Thank you! Your feedback helps us improve.

How to set up two-step verification

Two-step verification, sometimes known as two-factor authentication or 2FA, is an additional security measure to help protect your account. If you activate two-step verification, you’ll be asked to provide a six-digit code in addition to your password.

For two-step verification to work properly, you’ll need a mobile phone that can either receive text messages or can run a third-party authentication app.

  1. Sign in to your Grammarly account and click on the Your account tab in the left-side panel. 
  2. In the Security section, select Two-step verification.
  3. Click Turn on. You may be asked to verify your account again by entering your password and a 6-digit code sent to your email address.
  4. Select which second factor you would like to use.
  5. If you’d like to use a third-party authenticator app:
    1. Scan the barcode using your preferred third-party authenticator app.
    2. Click Next.
    3. Enter the verification code from within your authenticator app.
    4. Click Verify to activate two-step verification.
  6. If you’d like to use text messages:
    1. Enter a valid phone number that can receive text messages.
    2. Click Send code.
    3. Enter the verification code you received via text message.
    4. Click Turn on to activate two-step verification.
  7. Click Done.

If you registered using Google, Facebook, or Apple but would like to set up two-step verification for your Grammarly account, you’ll need to set a password first by following these steps

Important: Please save the backup codes you receive in the next pop-up. If you lose access to your phone or authenticator app, a backup code is the only way you’ll be able to sign in to new devices.

Once you set up two-step verification, you’ll receive a confirmation email. Next time you log in to Grammarly on a new device, you will be asked to complete the additional verification. 

Tip: You can skip the verification step on a particular device if you designate it as a trusted device. Don’t worry—anyone attempting to sign in on a different device will still have to enter a code.

If you haven’t received a text message with a code, please check out this article

Was this article helpful?
Tell us what you think. We promise to act on your feedback to make Grammarly's support pages even more helpful.
Have more questions? Submit a request
security no-index 2fa verify account two-step verification verification mfa second factor