Where is Code Generator on Facebook?

Facebook is one of the most compromised social media apps. In 2018, over 30 million accounts were compromised in a data breach. But Facebook does not joke with your account security.

Facebook has since upped its privacy policy to protect you from evil internet users. From Privacy Checkup to 2FA, Facebook has employed several security measures to check their nefarious activities.

Facebook has sought ways to protect your online activities and enhance user security. One of which is the Code Generator feature which uses 2FA (two-factor authentication.)

Let’s not waste any time. Here’s all you need to know about Code Generator on Facebook.

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What is Code Generator on Facebook?

Code Generator on Facebook is a built-in feature that protects your Facebook account(s) by preventing unauthorized login on a new device. The feature can work on all smartphones, even without an internet connection or text messaging (SMS) access.

The primary function of Code Generator, besides enhanced security, is to track the activity on devices you don’t use. The feature safeguards your account by allowing you to reset your password and log out from any other devices.

As the name implies, your phone generates and sends a unique security code to verify your login from a new device or browser. Turn on 2FA, and you’ll get a six-digit code that expires within 60 seconds, and you’ll need to enter the code as fast as possible.

Note: If Code Generator isn’t working, select the My code doesn’t work option to reset it on your mobile device.

Why Use Code Generator on Facebook

Social media has its pros and cons. Security concerns, privacy breaches, information loss, and data theft are only a few among the inexhaustible cons of internet use. Without multiple security measures in place, you risk losing crucial information on your Facebook account.

You can secure your account with Facebook Code Generator and enable 2FA in a couple of actionable steps. Facebook will ask for a confirmation code when you try to sign in to your account from a new location or device.

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Where is the Code Generator on Facebook?

You can find and activate the Code Generator on Facebook within minutes. Follow the steps below to protect your account:

  1. Locate the Facebook app from your homepage or through the apps list.
  2. Tap the Facebook icon.
  3. Enter your login details correctly and Log in to your Facebook account.
  4. Facebook will take to the News Feed page. Tap the More button. It’s the icon with the horizontal lines located at the top-right corner of the page.

Facebook code generator
  1. Select the Settings & Privacy section from the available options.Settings and Privacy tab on Facebook
  2. Tap Settings, then Password & Security.Password and Security on Facebook
  3. Next, select Code Generator (the icon with the lock symbol.)Code Generator on Facebook

That’s how to locate Code Generator on Facebook.

Enable Two-Factor Authentication

We mentioned earlier that you need to enable and set up 2FA on your Facebook account before you can use Code Generator.

Here’s how:

  1. Go to Security & Login Settings in your Facebook app.
  2. Scroll down to the Two-Factor Authentication tab and select Edit.Two-Factor Authentication on Facebook
  3. Choose your preferred security method and follow the instructions carefully.

You must choose from three distinct security methods; otherwise, you’ll have to enter a security code every time you log in.Code Generator on Facebook

Select your security key on a device that is compatible.

Get a code generated from a third-party authentication app. Google Duo or Google Authenticator are perfect options.

You can get an SMS code on the mobile number linked to your Facebook account.

You can also get a code from the list of recovery codes present in your backup.

Now that you’ve successfully turned on 2FA ensure you add all the devices you use to access Facebook.

How to Get a Code on Code Generator

Here’s how to generate a login code on your Android or iOS device:

  1. Open the Facebook app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap See More, or the three lines at the bottom right corner of the screen.
  3. Select the Settings & Privacy section from the available options.
  4. Tap Settings, then Password & Security.
  5. Select the Code Generator option.
  6. Go to the page that requested a code and enter the six-digit code.Code Generator on Facebook
  7. Finally, enter the six-digit code from the Code Generator window. You can now sign in to your Facebook account from the new device.Code Generator on Facebook

There you go! Your account is safe. But you’ll need a code every time you want to sign in from a new device.

Visit Facebook’s official help page to learn more about Facebook’s security measures.

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We hope we’ve shed light on Facebook’s Code Generator feature. Feel free to leave a question, especially if you’re unsure of any steps. We’ll entertain your questions and comments, and please drop them below.

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6 thoughts on “Where is Code Generator on Facebook?”

  1. hi. i need help to log in back to fb, i mistakenly turned on the two factor authentication and logged out without setting up third party authentication app.
    i can now receive code from fb on my cell number but after resetting the password it is asking for third party code from code generator software.
    i can not provide any id and only i have two trusted devices but both are logged out.
    Please help me

  2. I have the same problem as these folks with trying to get back on Facebook. My account was hacked. I have it back but can’t get on it without a code and the uploading of documents stating who I am doesn’t work either. How do I get back onto my Facebook page?


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