New WhatsApp Update added two-step verification features for iOS, Android and Windows Phones, here’s how to enable WhatsApp two-step verification Feature.
WhatsApp has announced the two-step verification features for all 1.2 billions iOS, Android and Windows Phones users. WhatsApp beta program was release earlier for two-step verification feature, but now finally the WhatsApp two-step verification feature is rolling out for all users.
Use of WhatsApp two-step verification Feature
WhatsApp two-step verification feature is not compulsory for all WhatsApp users, it is optional for you. It will increase your security of your WhatsApp Account. It will useable for you when you are trying to access your WhatsApp account form different smartphones, you will need a code for accessing your account.
The WhatsApp two-step verification feature will help you create six-digit passcode of your choice, when you enable the WhatsApp two-step verification feature, you must asked for six-digit passcode that you have created. So, every time when you want access your WhatsApp account from other smartphone, you will asked to enter the six-digit passcode, so you can simply use your WhatsApp account in other phone.
How to Enable Two-Step Verification on WhatsApp
If you want to enable Two-Step Verification on WhatsApp then you just need to follow some simple steps:
Step 1: Open WhatsApp
Step 2: Go to Settings
Step 3: Go to Account
Step 4: Look for Two-step verification
Step 5: Tap on Enable
Step 6: On the next screen, enter six-digit passcode.
Step 7: Next, re-enter six-digit passcode.
Step 8: Optionally, add your email address on the next screen.
When you will complete your last step that is optional then WhatsApp asked you to add your email address with your WhatsApp account. The email address will help WhasApp to send a link via email to disable two-step verification in case user forgets the six-digit passcode. WhatsApp will also help you to remember your passcode via regularly asking you to enter your passcode. If you don’t want it then you must disable the Two-Step Verification feature on WhatsApp.
“We highly recommend you provide an accurate email address so that you’re not locked out of your account if you forget your passcode.” WhatsApp team said.
Note: “If you receive an email to disable two-step verification, but did not request this, do not click on the link. Someone could be attempting to verify your phone number on WhatsApp.”
Unfortunately if you forget the six-digit passcode then WhatsApp won’t permit re-verifying the account within seven days of last using WhatsApp. After these 7 days, your number will be permitted to reverify on WhatsApp without your passcode, but you will lose all pending messages upon reverifying – they will be deleted. If you are not able to reverify your WhatsApp account within 30 days then your accounts will automatically deleted and new one will created.