How to set up multi-factor authentication on Airbnb to help keep your account information secure

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It’s important to make sure your Airbnb account is set up with multi-factor authentication for security purposes. Sellwell/Getty Images

Multi-factor authentication on an app makes your personal information harder to access for a would-be hacker.

As Airbnb collects a lot of information, like your credit card number, multi-factor authentication is vital – the app automatically enables it once you add a phone number to your profile.

On Airbnb’s website, the company says that without multi-factor authentication, you won’t be in compliance with regulations and will not be able to access critical parts of your account essential for hosting guests.

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