Two Step Verification adds an extra layer of Security, in addition, to verify your account using the OTP or voice call.
Every app developer nowadays adds a two-step verification process on its platform. Nobody is safe on the internet and just to counter hack attempts and access to your personal data this comes handy.
When you have two-step verification enabled, any attempt to verify your phone number on WhatsApp must be accompanied by the six-digit PIN that you created using this feature. This feature also asks you to enter your email address. This email address is used to send a link when you forget your 6 digit security code.
If you get a link to disable your security code on the registered mobile number do not click on it if you haven’t requested for it.
Make sure to backup your WhatsApp messages on Google Drive and update your WhatsApp to the latest version available.
Official Website says
If you have two-step verification enabled, your number will not be permitted to reverify on WhatsApp within 7 days of last using WhatsApp without your PIN. Thus, if you forget your own PIN, but did not provide an email to disable two-step verification, even you will not be permitted to reverify on WhatsApp within 7 days of last using WhatsApp. After these 7 days, your number will be permitted to reverify on WhatsApp without your PIN, but you will lose all pending messages upon reverifying – they will be deleted. If your number is reverified on WhatsApp after 30 days of last using WhatsApp, and without your PIN, your account will be deleted and a new one will be created upon successfully reverifying.
Benefits of 2 Step Verification on WhatsApp
- It enhances and adds an extra layer of security for the users.
- Breaking into your account becomes impossible for a third party.
- Without the security code, nobody can access your account on any other phone, not even you.
- In addition to the text message and voice call verification, users will have to input the 6 digit security code to access the account.
Enable Two-Step Verification on WhatsApp
On WhatsApp access the settings
On the settings page, heads towards the account settings.
Inside the Account Settings page, click on Two-Step Verification.
On the next page, click on Enable and proceed.
On the following page, enter a six-digit PIN of your choice.
Once again re-enter your security pin.
After re-entering your six-digit security code you will now be prompted to add your email ID in the next step. Please make sure you enter a valid ID for future use.
Once again confirm your email.
Finally, Two-Step verification is confirmed for your WhatsApp account.
If you need to Disable the two-step verification, Change PIN or Change Email Address. Just choose any of the option on the following screen.
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