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Enable 2 Step Verification on Whatsapp

Last Updated On: March 7, 2017

WhatsApp is the world’s most popular instant messaging cross-platform application that allows you to send messages; you can also make the voice call over the data network. Now WhatsApp has launched new security feature for WhatsApp users to secure their Whatsapp account. The new Security feature on WhatsApp called “Two-Step Verification.” With this security feature, you can secure your WhatsApp account by using six digits Pin number.How to Enable 2 Step Verification on WhatsApp

What is two step verification on WhatsApp?

2-step verification is the process of securing your WhatsApp. Whenever you remove your WhatsApp account from your device and reconfigure it, it will ask for the passcode. You can additionally add your email address to get an email notification whenever your account accessed. Now follow these simple steps to enable Two-steps verification.

WhatsApp two step verificationEnabling 2 step verification on WhatsApp

Before enabling two-step verification on your Whatsapp, make sure you have latest WhatsApp installed on your device. If you are uncertain, Go to Google Play store and search for WhatsApp. If you see update option in your WhatsApp, tap on an update to download the latest version of WhasApp on your device. After that, you can enable Whatsapp’s 2-factor authentication, follow the steps:

Step 1: Open WhatsApp > Go to Option
Step 2: Now Go to “Setting” option > select “Account.”
Step 3: You will see “Two-Step Verification” option
Step 4: You will be asked for passcode > confirm the same passcode again
Step 5: You will be requested for email > confirm email. (This step is optional)
Step 6: Your 2 step verification will be enabled on your WhatsApp

Check below video guide to know how to enable or disable WhatsApp 2 step verification from your WhatsApp.

Note: During the process, you have optional choice to enter your email address. If you forgot your passcode for verifying your WhatsApp, in that case, WhatsApp would send you an email with a link to activate your account.

It is recommended that you add your email address during two step verification process on WhatsApp. In case if you didn’t add your email address & forget WhatsApp passcode, you will not be able to verify your WhatsApp for next seven days from the last usage.

According to Whatsapp blog, you will be allowed to verify your WhatsApp account without a passcode, but in this case, you will lose all your pending messages upon reverifying – they will be deleted. Whatsapp frequently asks for a passcode, so that you remember it. However you can disable your WhatsApp passcode from WhatsApp > Settings > Account > Two-step verification > Disable.

Have you already configured two-step verification on your WhatsApp account? Share your comments below.

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