The WhatsApp two-step verification security feature is finally being rolled out to all users of the app. With this feature, those who use WhatsApp on Android, iPhone, and Windows platforms will be able to verify their number when they install the app on a new device more securely. Users will have to provide a six-digit passcode (created by them using this feature) when registering your phone number with WhatsApp again – or any attempt to verify their phone number through the app.
The measure can protect your account from unauthorized access, as it provides an additional layer of security. Users can also choose to enter a recovery email address, but this is optional.
If you ever forget your passcode, a link can be emailed to this address that will allow you to disable the two-step verification in order to access your account.
To enable the optional WhatsApp security feature, users have to open WhatsApp > Settings > Account > Two-step verification > Enable, the company said in its release. Post enabling this feature, users will need to enter their chosen WhatsApp passcode, and optionally provide an email address so that they can recover their account even if they forget the passcode.