WhatSapp has just introduced a new security feature known as two-step verification and in this article you will learn how to enable WhatSapp two-step verification security on your Android, iOS and Windows phones.
WhatSapp two-step verification security has been in beta testing since November last year but has not been officially ready on the latest WhatSapp update.
The important of WhatSapp two-step verification is that once you have activated it on your mobile phone, intruders will no longer able to re-verify your number on WhatSapp without your knowledge.
The two-step verification from WhatSapp gives you a six-digit passcode when you provide your email address during verification and once the passcode is activated no one will be able to access your WhatSapp or verify your number without a passcode.
How to enable WhatSapp two-step verification on Android, iOS and Windows phones.
To activate WhatSapp two-step verification on your various device you will need to activate your WhatSapp to the latest version.
For Android users.
Go to playstore here and activate your WhatSapp.
For iOS users
Head over to Apple store to update your WhatSapp.
For Windows phones users.
Go to window store to update your WhatSapp.
Now that you have updated your WhatSapp to the latest version, the next thing is how to enable WhatSapp two steps verification.
Open WhatSapp on your various devices,
- Go to settings
- Locate account
- Then two-step verification
- On the next screen, you will be required to enter six-digit passcode.
- Also, re-enter six-digit passcode.
- On the next screen add your email address (optional)
- finally click on enable.
That’s guys you have finally activated two-step verification on your phone.
Upon enabling this feature, you can also optionally enter your email address. This email address will allow WhatsApp to send you a link via email to disable two-step verification in case you ever forget your six-digit passcode, and also to help safeguard your account. We do not verify this email address to confirm its accuracy. We highly recommend you provide an accurate email address so that you’re not locked out of your account if you forget your passcode.
Please note that WhatSapp two-step verification can also be disabled on your phone. So in case your phone falls into the wrong hands, it can be turned off within the app without a passcode but no doubt, the two-step verification security will still be beneficial in keeping things safer for you.
Official statement from whatSapp
Two-step verification is an optional feature that adds more security to your account. When you have two-step verification enabled, any attempt to verify your phone number on WhatsApp must be accompanied by the six-digit passcode that you created using this feature.
Important: If you receive an email to disable two-step verification, but did not request this, do not click on the link. Someone could be attempting to verify your phone number on WhatsApp.
If you have two-step verification enabled, your number will not be permitted to reverify on WhatsApp within 7 days of last using WhatsApp without your passcode. Thus, if you forget your own passcode, but did not provide an email to disable two-step verification, even you will not be permitted to reverify on WhatsApp within 7 days of last using WhatsApp. After these 7 days, your number will be permitted to reverify on WhatsApp without your passcode, but you will lose all pending messages upon reverifying – they will be deleted. If your number is reverified on WhatsApp after 30 days of last using WhatsApp, and without your passcode, your account will be deleted and a new one will be created upon successfully reverifying.
Note: To help you remember your passcode, WhatsApp will periodically ask you to enter your passcode. There is no option to disable this without disabling the two-step verification feature.
That’s about the tutorial on how to enable WhatSapp two-step verification on your phone