WhatsApp’s two-step verification is now available for all mobile devices
Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Friday announced that it has started rolling out two-step verification for its users across all the platforms. The new security feature when enabled ensures a more secured activation of the app on any new device.
“For added security, enable two-step verification to require a passcode when registering your phone number with WhatsApp,” states WhatsApp. The company has been working on for months on this feature and had first rolled it out to beta testers during November last year. To enable the feature go to Settings > Account > Two-step verification > Enable. Now enter the six-digit passcode which you will be asked for when you register your phone number with WhatsApp Confirm the passcode and for added security you may also enter your email address. This email address will allow WhatsApp to send you a link via email to disable two-step verification in case you ever forget your six-digit passcode, and also to help safeguard your account. Confirm and you are done. You can also disable or change your passcode anytime you want. By enabling this functionality you ensure that nobody can activate the WhatsApp with your phone number.