How to Enable Two-Step Verification on WhatsApp

Two Steps Verification also known as Two Factor Authentication (2FA) may sound new to some people but the truth is, its been on for sometimes now and it is one good security measure which has been adopted  by some Technology giants like as Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, and Blockchain among others.

What two-steps verification actually does is to add an extra security layer to your accounts, in that you sign in  with something you know which is your password and something you are given, a code actually which you must enter before accessing that account.

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It is always necessary to enable 2FA or Two Steps Verification on your account since without providing it, you won’t be able to access the account thereby giving unauthorized user a real though time accessing your account since they won’t be able to login without the code and it is mostly advisable to get 2FA passcode sent to your line on another device.

But in the case of  Whatsapp, the Verification process differs in that at the point of enabling TSV or 2FA, you will be asked to enter your desired 6 digits Passcode when registering your phone number.

The new two-steps verification is optional, but ideally you should secure your WhatsApp account. The company assures that once two-step verification enabled, any attempt to verify phone number on WhatsApp will require the Passcode that is created by the user.

Although the feature was only available to WhatsApp Beta users initially, today it has now been rolled out to all users.

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  • Update Whatsapp
  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Account
  • Go to Two-step verification
  • Tap on Enable
  • Enter your desired six-digit passcode.
  • Re-enter the 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 send a link via email to disable two-step verification in case user forgets the six-digit passcode. 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.


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