WhatsApp has been working very hard to put smiles in the faces of their users as the tend adding an extra security feature which will make sure over a billion users will be safe from hacks. The company is rolling out two-step verification to its users worldwide.
Today, we are going to let you know that that WhatsApp’s Two-Step VerificationApp’s differs from what other online services such as Facebook or Google do. Instead of using an app that generates one-time pass codes, Two-Step Verification requires you to create your own six degit passcode which only you will remember. To help you remember your code and they will also make you repeat the code several times so that you will not forget it.
The whatsapps-two-step-verification features a loophole in the popular messaging platform, which if exploited, could allow an attacker to hijack victim’s account with just knowing the victim’s phone number and some hacking skills.
Although the feature was earlier only available to WhatsApp Beta users, today it is now rolling out for all users. To enable WhatsApp’s two-factor authentication, you need to follow these steps below;
- Make Sure You are on WhatsApp
- Then Go to Settings
- Go to Account
- Look for Two-step verification
- Tap on Enable
- On the next screen, enter six-digit passcode.
- Next, re-enter six-digit passcode.
- add your email address on the next screen, although it is optional
Note this that whatsApp will ask you for an email address which will enable them link it with your account. This email address will let WhatsApp to send a link through your 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, Also note it that there is no option to disable this without disabling the two-step verification feature.
The email address will allow WhatsApp to send you a link via email to disable two-step verification and in case you forget your six-digit passcode, and also help safeguard your account. But if you misplace your six-digit passcode, WhatsApp won’t permit re-verifying the account within seven days of last using WhatsApp.
After the seven days given to you, your number will be permitted to re-verify on WhatsApp without your passcode, but you will lose all pending messages upon re-verifying – they will be deleted, and also If your number is re-verified on WhatsApp after 30 days of using WhatsApp, and without your passcode, your account will be deleted and a new one will be created upon successfully re-verifying, these were the explanations of the WhatsApp team.