To add another layer of security WhatApp offer two-step verification setup. When you enable 2-step verification on your WhatsApp this will require a password whenever registering your phone with WhatsApp again. So let’s see how to setup handy security feature on your iPhone of Android phone easily.
How to Enable Two-Step Verification on WhatsApps
- Open WhatsApp on your iPhone, hit the Settings icon. Android users can access WhatsApp Settings from dotted menu top-right corner of the screen.
- Here, tap Account and then tap Two-step verification option.
- On 2-step verification page tap the Enable button to start setting up the passcode.
- Enter the 6-digit passcode hit Next and then confirm the passcode again hit next.
- Type recovery email, you need to enter an email address that will be used to recover two-step verification code in case you forget it. So type the accurate email address and hit Next, confirm it again and hit Save button.
Now you have successfully enabled WhatsApp Two-step verification, tap Done. Remember passcode will be required to enter whenever you register your phone with WhatsApp and if you forget passcode then you can use recovery email to rescue the WhatsApp verification and disable two-step verification.
Important! Someone may be trying to verify your phone number on WhatsApp so, If you received and email to disable two-step verification and you didn’t request that, don’t click that link.
If you have two-step verification enabled, your number will not be permitted to re-verify on WhatsApp within 7 days of last using WhatsApp without your passcode. Thus, if you forget your own passcode, but did not provide an email to disable two-step verification, even you will not be permitted to re-verify on WhatsApp within 7 days of last using WhatsApp. After these 7 days, your number will be permitted to re-verify on WhatsApp without your passcode, but you will lose all pending messages upon re-verifying – they will be deleted. If your number is reverified on WhatsApp after 30 days of last using WhatsApp, and without your passcode, your account will be deleted and a new one will be created upon successfully re-verifying.
Disable two-step verification on WhatsApp
If you want to disable 2-step verification on WhatsApp simply go to Settings > Account > Two-Step Verification. On that screen tap Disable option this will ask you to turn off two-step verification, just hit DISABLE.