To ensure security of data, many technology giants such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook among others have advocated enabling two-step verification. If you still don’t use two-step verification, we recommend enabling the security feature following these simple steps for many popular services. Facebook-owned WhatsApp is the latest in the list of services to add support for two-step verification.
The new two-step verification is available only for beta users. On Android, beta app users running version 2.16.341 or above will be able to enable the two-step verification. Windows 10 Mobile beta user, running version 2.16.280 of WhatsApp can enable the security feature.
To set up two-step verification for WhatsApp, to take the following steps:
- Open WhatsApp (duh!)
- Go to Settings
- Go to Account
- Look for Two-step verification
- Tap on Enable
- On the next screen, enter six-digit passcode.
- Next, re-enter six-digit passcode.
- Optionally, add your email address on the next screen.
In the last step – optional, as mentioned – WhatsApp asks for an email address to link with your account. This email address will let WhatsApp to send a link via email to disable two-step verification in case user forgets the six-digit passcode.
Remember that in case you user forget the six-digit passcode, WhatsApp won’t permit re-verifying the account within seven days of last using WhatsApp.
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