It’s time to secure your WhatsApp account. Here’s what you want to about how to enable two factor verification on whatsapp.
WhatsApp introduced new security feature that fixes loophole in the popular messaging platform. Previously if exploited, it could allow an attacker to hack victim’s account with just knowing the phone number of the victim and some hacking skills.
This attack does not exploit any vulnerability in WhatsApp; if not, it relies on the way the account setup processes works.
WhatsApp allows its users to sign up to the app using their phone number. That way, if an attacker wants to hack your WhatsApp account, they would just require an OTP (One Time Password) send to your mobile number.
So, in order to answer this issue. WhatsApp has rolled out two-step verification on its platform. By giving users the ability to secure their accounts with passcode. The service backs on an SMS confirmation whenever you set up on a new mobile/device. The new measure provides an added layer of security. As given the relative ease with which you can set up and add security benefits. There’s no reason for not creating passcode for your WhatsApp account.
Now that two-step verification is available, let’s look at how to set it up.
How to enable two-step verification on WhatsApp
Open WhatsApp from the app drawer or on the home screen.
Tap on the menu icon in the top right corner.
Now Go to Settings.Then Select Account.
Select Two-step verification.
In the setup window, tap >> Enable.
Enter your six-digit passcode and hit >> Next. Confirm your password.
Enter your recovery email address and hit >> Next. WhatsApp won’t verify your email address, so you ensure to provide a valid email ID.
You’ll see a message that says Two-step verification is now enabled. Hit >> Done.
That’s all it is! Your WhatsApp account is now much more secure than before.
So, next time when you reconfigure your WhatsApp account on your new mobile/device or want to add a new mobile number to your account,Whatsapp will require you to enter and confirm this six-digit secret code.
You can provide your email address but it is optional, what if enabled? It will help you to reset your passcode whenever you forget it.
You’ll get periodic reminders from Whatsapp to enter your passcode so you don’t forget it. If in an unlikely event that you do, you’ll be able to relive it using your email address to disable the two factor verification feature.
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