How to set up whatsapp 2 step verification

winnercoz September 10, 2017

recently we were thought How we can protect or hide your whatsapp files from friendsNow Guess what? You can now set up your Two-step verification adds an extra layer of security to your account and prevents it from unauthorized access. With this feature enabled, you will be asked to provide a 6-digit security code to access your account.

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You'll need to enter the passcode when registering your mobile number with WhatsApp again. For example, when you'll install WhatsApp on a new device. In this tutorial, we will discuss on how to secure your WhatsApp account by enabling this 2-step verification feature.

Steps on How to set up 2-step verification on WhatsApp

Make sure that you have the updated version of WhatsApp. If you're still using an older version, then update it from Google Play Store. After that, follow this step-by-step guide -
  1. First, launch WhatsApp and tap the menu button (three dots at the top-right corner of the app screen).

  2. From the drop-down menu, click "Settings" option.
  3. Now go to "Account > Two-step verification" settings.

  4. Here tap the "Enable" button and enter the 6-digit passcode. In the next screen, confirm your passcode.

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  5. Next, you will be asked to add an email address to your account. This is an optional step which you can skip. However, adding an email address can be useful in resetting your passcode whenever you forget it.

Note: While enabling 2-step verification feature on Whatsapp , make sure that your phone is connected to the Internet.

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When you'll be asked to enter the passcode

WhatsApp will ask you to enter the passcode in the following cases:
  • When you want to register your phone number with WhatsApp again. For example, when you will reinstall WhatsApp or login to your account on a new device.
  • it help you remember the passcode, WhatsApp will ask you to enter it periodically. For example, when you will restart your phone.

What if you forget the passcode

If you forget the passcode, you can disable two-step verification feature by sending a disable request on your email address. And if you haven't added any email address, you will be locked out of your account that is why it's important to add your Gmail account

In that case, your number will not be permitted to reverify on WhatsApp within 7 days of last using it. After these 7 days, your can reverify your account without the passcode but all your pending messages will be deleted upon reverifying.

In extremely rare case, if your number is reverified after 30 days of last using WhatsApp (without the passcode), your account will be disabled and a new account will be created upon successfully reverifying. To be on the safe side, it's good to add a rescue email address so you won't lose any data.

Note: Do not click on the link you received via email, if you did not request it. Someone could be attempting to verify your phone number on WhatsApp.

How to disable 2-step verification on WhatsApp

Here's a step-by-step guide -
  1. Open WhatsApp and tap the menu button (three dots at the top-right corner).
  2. Now go to "Settings > Account > Two-step verification".
  3. Tap the "Disable" option and that's it.

From the same screen, you can also change passcode and update email address. If you would like to ask something about this two-step verification feature, feel free to share it in the below comment box.Download 

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