Whatsapp is no doubt one of our favorite app installed on our phone. The developers of WhatsApp are working real hard to provide you new features. But for now, WhatsApp is working on the security of the app.
According to a report, in January 2017, there were 1.2 Billion active users of WhatsApp. With such a huge user base, Security is always a big concern for Whatsapp. Last year, WhatsApp enabled end to end encryption and this time WhatsApp introduced Two Step Verification. You would get this feature in your next WhatsApp update or maybe you already get this feature.
What is Two-Step Verification?
To understand it, just think about the procedure you followed while setting up the WhatsApp for the first time. You install the App, entered your Mobile Number, a code received, you entered the code and it’s done. With this, anyone can have your WhatsApp on their phone.
Two-Step Verification adds up one extra step while setting up the WhatsApp. I would highly recommend you to use this Two-Step Verification as this will secure your Whatsapp account. With this feature, no one can set up your Whatsapp with just a mobile number.
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Before setting up the Two-Step Verification, Make sure you have the latest version of Whatsapp. Go to Play Store and check for the WhatsApp update.
Let’s Set up the Two-Step verification.
- Open Whatsapp and tap on the three dots menu. Then go to Settings > Account > Two-Step Verification.
- On the two-Step Verification screen, you would get an idea about it. Basically, you would set up a passcode that you have to enter whenever you set up your Whatsapp in future. To enable Two-Step Verification, Tap on Enable button. Now enter a passcode. Confirm the passcode
- Here it would ask to add an email account which can be used to Reset the passcode in case you forget it. There is a skip option but I would recommend you to enter your primary email address. After all, we are humans and forgetting a 6 digit number is not a big deal. After confirming the email address, tap on Save
- Two-Step Verification is enabled on your WhatsApp account. You can disable it anytime. You can change your passcode and you can also change your email address anytime in future.
Enable Two-Step Verification to Secure your WhatsApp account
So this is how you can enable Two-Step Verification. Next time, when you would set up Whatsapp account, you have to enter this Passcode to activate your WhatsApp account. In case you forget your passcode, you can Reset it from your email address.
This is a good trick to secure your Whatsapp account. This is the reason why Whatsapp is people’s favorite Instant messaging app. You do get some amazing features and also get the security of your account.
Share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media with your friends, family, and relatives. Help them also in securing their WhatsApp account. I would also like to hear your views about WhatsApp Two-Step Verification. Do let me know in the comment section.