Nowadays, Security is the main concern for all social networking sites. Almost every site has often dealt with one or more security breach. Therefore WhatsApp took a big step towards customer’s security and has officially launched the Two-step verification for all of its 1.2 billion users. This feature will be available on WhatsApp version above 2.17.24.
Now, we will explain what two-step verification is and how we can activate it:
What is Two-Step Verification:
In two-step verification, the user will have to feed a six-digit pin (optionally). This pin will be required if the user has changed the device or is reinstalling WhatsApp. After that, the user will be asked to fill an e-mail id. This e-mail address will be used to send the reset link for the six-digit pin if the user forgets the pin.
According to WhatsApp’s own FAQ page:
“We highly recommend you provide an accurate email address so that you’re not locked out of your account if you forget your pass-code,”
In case the user forgets the six-digit pin and also has no more access to their e-mail id then they will have to wait for seven days till the user again get eligible for re-using Whatsapp.
How to Activate Two-step Verification Code:
- Go to the Settings option of Whatsapp.
- Then go to Account Section.
- Setup your six-digit passcode to get Two-step verification code.
This feature was already tested by WhatsApp in its beta build, and after a good response, it is now official in the latest version available on various App Stores.