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N.B.: This feature is also available for our free WeTransfer Accounts, which you can learn more about here.
Two-factor authentication, sometimes shortened as 2FA, adds another layer of security to your WeTransfer Pro account.
Once set up, you'll be asked to enter a code via an authentication app when you log into your Pro account as an extra step.
Here's how you can set this up (just make sure nobody is looking over your shoulder!):
Step 1: Download an authentication app
Step 2: Enable 2FA on your Pro account
Navigate to this area of your WeTransfer Pro account:
Account > Password and security
And click the blue 'Turn on' button.
If you've already got the Google Authenticator app installed, click 'Next'. If not, follow the link for your device, install the app, and then click 'Next.'
Then, open up Google Authenticator, and click the '+' icon. Scan the barcode on your screen, and enter the 6-digit code that follows.
2FA is now enabled on your account!
Step 3: Save your recovery codes
The next step is very important, because if you're unable to log into your WeTransfer Pro account via your authentication app, you'll need to enter in your recovery codes. Please, please make sure that you print these codes out, save 'em somewhere real safe, and don't share 'em with anyone. Even your dog. And especially your cat.
If you lose your recovery codes, we would be unable to provide you with assistance in getting them back - it is up to you to keep these codes safe.
Logging in with 2FA enabled
Once you've got 2FA set up, the next time you log into your account, you'll be asked to enter a code via your authentication app.
Here's an example of how that looks with Google Authenticator:
Please note that these codes refresh automatically after 30 seconds, and are valid for 60 seconds.
While we don't recommend it for the obvious security reasons, if you'd like to disable two-factor authentication on your WeTransfer Pro account, simply click 'Turn off' while in your 'Password and security' panel.
You'll be asked to enter your Pro account's password to confirm, and you're done!
Of course, if you're ever having issues with logging in with 2FA on your account, would like some more information about how we keep your stuff safe, or would simply like to say hello, feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.