How to Log In to Discord With a QR Code – How-To Geek

Discord does not have a built-in feature to log in using QR codes directly. Instead, Discord uses traditional email and password-based authentication for user accounts. However, you can use QR codes in combination with third-party authentication apps like Google Authenticator or Authy to add an extra layer of security to your Discord account. Here’s how you can set up two-factor authentication (2FA) using a QR code with Google Authenticator or Authy:

Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on Discord:

  1. Open Discord: Open the Discord app or go to the Discord website and log in with your username and password.
  2. Access User Settings: Click on the gear icon (⚙️) located at the bottom left corner to access the User Settings.
  3. Enable Two-Factor Authentication: In the User Settings, select the “My Account” tab on the left sidebar. Under the “Two-Factor Authentication” section, click on “Enable Two-Factor Auth.”
  4. Verify Password: Enter your Discord account password to proceed.
  5. Choose 2FA Method: Discord will ask you to choose your 2FA method. Select either “Authenticator App” or “SMS Authentication” (not QR code at this point).

Set Up 2FA Using Google Authenticator or Authy:

  1. Install Authenticator App: If you choose “Authenticator App,” you need to install an authenticator app like Google Authenticator or Authy on your smartphone. These apps are available for free on iOS and Android.
  2. Scan QR Code: Open the authenticator app on your smartphone and scan the QR code displayed on the Discord website. Alternatively, you can manually enter the provided secret key into the app.
  3. Get 6-Digit Code: After scanning the QR code or entering the secret key, the authenticator app will generate a 6-digit verification code.
  4. Enter Verification Code: Enter the verification code from the authenticator app into the Discord website or app to complete the 2FA setup.
  5. Backup Codes (Optional): Discord may provide you with backup codes during the setup process. These codes can be used to log in if you can’t access your authenticator app. Store them in a safe place.

Logging In With 2FA: Once 2FA is enabled on your Discord account, each time you log in, you’ll need to enter the 6-digit verification code generated by your authenticator app to complete the login process.

Please note that features and settings in Discord may change over time, so the steps described here are based on the information available as of my last update. If you encounter any differences or new features, refer to Discord’s official documentation for the most up-to-date instructions on enabling 2FA or using QR codes.

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