WhatsApp, one of the best and outstanding free messaging app has added an extra layer of security to help protect your account which is called the Two-Step Verification.
This is an optional feature to help protect your account, when you have it enabled, any attempt to verify your phone number on WhatsApp must be accompanied by the six-digit passcode that you created using this feature. ( if someone is in possession of your sim card and wants to use it to activate whatsapp, they won’t be able to do so unless they enter the passcode)
Follow the steps below to enable Two-Step Verification on WhatsApp;
- Open whatsapp and navigate to Settings >> Accounts >> Two-Step Verification. If you don’t see this option, you have have to update your WhatsApp or wait a little longer as WhatsApp is rolling this feature out to all it’s users.
- In the Two-Step verification section, click on enable and you will be asked to set a 6 digit passcode for WhatsApp. Its advisable not to use the same passcode as the one you use to unlock your phone. You will then be asked to re-enter passcode for confirmation.
- Enter your email address to help you recover your account just in case you forget your WhatsApp password, to avoid being locked out of WhatsApp.
- Tap next to confirm your email address and then tap on save.
You can disable this feature by following the guidelines below;
- Open whatsapp and navigate to Settings >> Accounts >> Two-Step Verification.
- You will see disable option, click on it and you are done.
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