WhatsApp has become a near-indispensable part of our lives. While the platform makes it convenient to stay in touch with our family and friends, there is always a threat of a WhatsApp account getting hacked. Its good practice to set up Two-Step Verification on WhatsApp for that extra protection
How to set up two-factor authentication for your WhatsApp account
The two-step verification works as an extra layer of security and helps WhatsApp users to protect their OTPs and documents shared through WhatsApp. It is very easy to set-up a PIN to activate a two-step verification PIN. Users have to enter it periodically once it is activated.
- Open WhatsApp Settings.
- Tap Account > Two-step verification > Enable.
- Enter a six-digit PIN of your choice and confirm it.
- Provide an email address you can access or tap Skip if you don’t want to add an email address. We recommend adding an email address as this allows you to reset two-step verification, and helps safeguard your account.
- Tap Next.
- Confirm the email address and tap Save or Done.
You’ll want to make sure you can easily remember your PIN, but try not to make it something that could be easily guessed. In other words, try to be more creative than “123456.”
Also whatsapp says If you don’t add an email address and you forget your PIN, you’ll have to wait 7 days before you can reset your PIN.
Since WhatsApp don’t verify this email address to confirm its accuracy, make sure you provide an accurate email address you can access
In case users receive an email asking them to click on a link to disable two-step verification when they do not ask for it, they should not click on the link as it can be a hack.
You never know when someone might get a hold of your phone. By enabling two-factor authentication, you can keep any spying eyes away from your WhatsApp account. Even if you forget your pin, you still have a way of getting in