Can't setup 2FA on Instagram

Instagram supports 2FA but does NOT support enabling it via web browser:

If I can't get a QR code, I'm not sure how I'm going to add it to 1Password. The instagram app allows you to "Set Up Manually" which produces a random key string to enter into your authenticator app - but I don't see a way to manually enter a key string in 1Password.

Is there a way to make 2FA work with Instagram?

1Password Version: 1Password 7 Version 7.5 (70500003) 1Password Store
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: macOS 10.15 Beta (19A582a)
Sync Type: Not Provided


  • AHA! I figured it out. Just have to manually create a "one time password" field and add the key in the "secret" field there:

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    Hi @IPv6Freely

    Please edit your existing Login item for Instagram in 1Password for iOS and tap on the "Add new one-time password" option. In the field labeled "Secret" please paste the code Instagram gives you. If they are using the TOTP standard for 2FA, that should work. :)

    I hope that helps. Should you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to ask.


  • Yup yup, got it about 10 minutes before your post! Thanks for your help!

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    I must've been taking and marking up the screenshot as you posted. :) Thanks for the update. Glad to hear you were able to get it figured out. :+1:


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