Nowadays, Whatsapp, a large messaging app, is vulnerable to many security issues for example there is an app called Whats Scan on Playstore that allows you to use Whatsapp on two devices. To use your Whatsapp on two devices simultaneously all you have to do is just scan the bar code given in the app with your Whatsapp web feature and withing 5-10 seconds you can use your Whatsapp on another device too. Though, the app developer has developed this app for a right cause but this app is being used by many people for hacking friends, colleagues, or family members accounts. Therefore, we strongly recommend you to secure your Whatsapp account by enabling all security features that Whatsapp provides you.
In this tutorial, I’ll be discussing on how to enable two step verification on Whatsapp to secure your account.
Nowadays, people share confidential information like bank account details, important documents and the like on Whatsapp therefore we should take all possible measures to secure and encrypt Whatsapp messages.
Whatsapp has recently integrated two step verification feature to its messaging app that enhances its security. Usually, when you try to re-verify your Whatsapp account then you get one time password (OTP) on your registered mobile number for verification purpose which is a less secure method if you lost your phone. But if you have enabled two step verification onto your Whatsapp then you have to provide 6 digit passcode along with the OTP to get access to your account.
You have to create 6 digit passcode to enable two step verification and you have to provide it when your try to re-verify your account. This feature makes sure that your account does not fall into wrong hands.
Apart from that, Whatsapp periodically, usually everyday or after 24 hours, asks you to provide passcode to get access to your Whatsapp account.
So let’s get started, read on to know how to secure your Whatsapp account by enabling two step verification.
How to enable two step verification on Whatsapp –
Tap on three dots from the top right corner and then tap on settings. Thereafter, go to account.
Now, tap on two-step verification and then hit enable button.
In the next step, you’ll be asked to enter 6 digits passcode like 123652. Simply enter 6 digits passcode of your choice and then press next button.
Now, re-enter your passcode and tap on next.
Now, you will be asked to enter an email address that could be used in case you forget your passcode. This is an optional field but I strongly recommend you to enter an email address because if you fail to provide right passcode then you cannot regain access to your account for 7 days and thereafter your messages and data will be deleted automatically. But if you’ve added an email address then you can get access to your Whatsapp easily. After entering an email address tap on next and then re-type it and hit save button.
That’s it. Now tap on done. All set. Now two step verification has been enabled on your Whatsapp successfully.