WhatsApp Two-Step Verification (How To Enable Guide – With Pictures)

WhatsApp Two-Step Verification feature allows you to add an extra security layer for your WhatsApp your account. This new security feature has currently introduced on the beta version of WhatsApp. As long as you are a WhatsApp beta version user, you can accessible this feature right now. And it is currently available only for Android mobile users, iPhone users and Windows Phone users should wait for little more time.

Two-Step Verification is also known as multi-factor authentication, 2FA (2-factor authentication,)  or TFA. It has already been used on Facebook, Viber, Google, Skype, and many other services. So, this new security feature will be quite useful for WhatsApp users to protect their accounts from hackers.

Usually, WhatsApp doesn’t require a password to sign in process although after activated Two-Step Verification feature you must enter your unique passcode whenever you registering your phone number with WhatsApp. It is simple that activating WhatsApp Two-Step Verification feature. To activating 2-factor authentication on WhatsApp, you only need to download the beta version of WhatsApp. Let’s see How to do so.

Download Latest WhatsApp:

You can download and install WhatsApp beta for your phone in two different way. The first way is that you can download beta version APK file from APK Mirror or WhatsApp official site. And the 2nd way is you can sing up for access beta version on Google Play. Once you install the latest version of WhatsApp follow the below instruction to setup two-step Verification for WhatsApp.

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How to Enable WhatsApp Two-Step Verification

  1. Open WhatsApp application. two-step_verification_whatsapp
  2. Go to Settings > Accounts > Two-step verification. enable_2-step_verification
  3. In the two-step verification section, you will see a brief explains about 2-step verification and get the option to enable it. whatsapp_two-step_verification_passcode
  4. In the next window, Enter a 6 digit passcode, then enter it again in the Verify field. whatsapp_2-factor_authentication_email
  5. Enter your email address in the next window (which will be used to reset your passcode if you forget it.) Also, enter it again in the Verify section. whatsapp_2-factor_authentication_email_address
  6. Finally, Tap “Save” button. 

That’s it. you’re done!


Disable WhatsApp 2-factor authentication


You may be able to disable 2-factor authentication feature any time in your WhatsApp account. To disable Two-Step Verification on your WhatsApp account, Go to Settings > Accounts > Two-step verification, and tap the disable button. Whereas, you can also change your passcode or email account through 2-step verification section.


Final thoughts:  Add an extra security layer for WhatsApp using 2FA

It is a guide to enable WhatsApp Two-Step Verification feature. Two-step authentication will help users to add an extra security layer for their WhatsApp account. And nobody can access your WhatsApp account without knowing your passcode so that it will protect you from the intruder. This feature will be introduced WhatsApp standard version soon although WhatsApp beta version lets you get this feature right now. Hope this article will be useful for you. If you have any queries related to this article, then leave a comment below.

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