I want to set up a TOTP tool like Authy (or Google Authenticator, 1Password's TOTP support, etc) on my Google account, which works the same way as Google Authenticator.

However, I can no longer find Google Authenticator as an option for my security settings. On My Account, when I click 2-Step Verification, the only options I get are Security Key, Google Prompt, and Text message or voice call.

Authy's guide to Gmail shows what looks like an older UI – I don't see anything similar when I'm looking at my account's security settings. Here's what I do see:

Screenshot of "signing in" section of my security settings

Screen of 2-step verification page

Can I still set up TOTP for my Google account? If so, how?

  • Welcome. The way you phrase your question makes it off-topic for the site. Please try editing it. In any case your best bet is Authy Support. Commented Sep 21, 2019 at 12:31

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One thing I suggest to try is to set up 2-factor with your phone number first. It could be that Google only allows TOTP once a phone number is associated with the account as a back-up.

  • I had to do this: 1. Set up 2FA with phone number (using SMS) 2. Set up 2FA with Google Authenticator app 3. Remove phone number from my account
    – Mike Mazur
    Commented Dec 31, 2020 at 8:03
  • I don't even see "use your phone to sign-in" or "2-step-verification" I just see "password" :( Commented Oct 25, 2022 at 13:08

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