How to Enable Two Step Verification in WhatsApp

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“Enable Two Step Verification in WhatsApp”

Like Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook, Now you can enable two-step verification on WhatsApp. Two Step Verification let users protect their account with a Six-digit passcode. This six-digit passcode later used at the time of registering a phone number with WhatsApp.

Although Two-step verification in WhatsApp is an optional feature, you can not ignore that this feature adds more security to your WhatsApp Account. Once you have set up 2 step verification for your account, you will not be able to verify your phone number on WhatsApp without entering the six-digit passcode that you generated while enabling this feature. Unlike Google and Facebook, users are asked to create six-digit passcode of their own choice.

What if someone forgets the passcode that he entered before? That’s a nice question. WhatsApp allows you to enter an optional email address at the time of enabling this feature. This email address can be used to recover the account. So, enter the correct email address.

To enable two-factor authentication on WhatsApp, follow these steps:

  • Open WhatsApp. 
  • Tap on the Menu. 

How to Enable Two Step Verification in WhatsApp

  • Now go to Settings. 

How to Enable Two Step Verification in WhatsApp

  • Under Settings, tap “Account.”
  • Select Two-step verification.

How to Enable Two Step Verification in WhatsApp

  • Tap on “Enable” button.
  • Now you will see a new screen where you will have to enter six digit passcode. Kindly, set a passcode which is easy to remember and secure.

  • Then Click Next and re-enter the passcode to confirm.
  • In the next screen, Optionally, you can add an email address which will be used to reset the passcode. 
  • Next Tap on Done. This will enable Two-step verification.

Note: If you forget your six-digit passcode, and did not provide an optional email address to disable two-step verification, then you will have to wait for seven days to reverify your passcode. After seven days of last using WhatsApp, you can re-verifying your WhatsApp account.

Though after seven days, you will be allowed to re-verify the account without entering the passcode but you will not receive all those messages that are pending.

If you re-verify WhatsApp account after 30 days of last using WhatsApp, and that too without using the passcode, then your account will be deleted and a new one will be created instead.

” To help you remember your passcode, WhatsApp will periodically ask you to enter your passcode. There is no option to disable this without disabling the two-step verification feature.” – WhatsApp Support Team

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Last updated: June 13, 2017

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Satyansh Tiwari is the co-founder of 3nions and currently an Electrical Engineering Student. He is a blogger, writer, graphic designer and SEO enthusiast. When he is free, he loves experiencing nature and traveling.

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