Enable Two-Step Verification Whatsapp
We all are aware of WhatsApp. It is a messenger i.e. a messaging app for smartphones. It is a freeware because it is freely available. It is said to be cross- platform because it is available for many platforms. It is two-step verification end-to-end encrypted, means your conversations are secure. It simply uses the internet to do all of its tasks. You can send text messages, make video and audio calls. These are main features. You can also send images, GIF, videos, documents, user location, audio files, phone contacts and voice notes. You can send all these things to different users using cellular mobile numbers.
It also has a feature called status. In previous versions, status was a line of some words which you could set on your account, and you could adjust whether you want to keep it private or show publically. But in the latest update, the status feature has changed significantly. Instead of text, you can set a photo or video which you can upload easily, as your status. It’s a 24-hours-lifetime feed that by default is visible to all the contacts. It is very much similar to Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram Stories.
Now at present, WhatsApp is acquired by Facebook, and Facebook acquired it in 2014. WhatsApp had a user base of more than one billion in February 2016. So it can be said that it is a most popular messaging application at time. Facebook purchased WhatsApp for US$19 billion.
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WhatsApp platforms till now
At first, it was released for iPhone. Later, Blackberry smartphones were added and then it came for Android. After some time, Nokia’s non-smartphone OS Series 40 was added. And then about a month later, Windows Phone was added. The oldest device that runs Whatsapp in March 2007 was Symbian-based Nokia N95.
Later on January 21, 2015, WhatsApp launched WhatsApp Web. It is a web client that can be used through a web browser. You need to sync your mobile to WhatsApp web if you want to run WhatsApp on your Laptop/ PC.
Two Step verification in WhatsApp
It is basically to know that a particular account belongs to a person or not and it is used to add more security. It has been used by Technology giants like Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook. As we have read that Facebook-owned WhatsApp in 2014, support for two-step verification to all users is rolling out. It is very simple to enable two-step verification in WhatsApp. You just need to follow some easy steps to enable it on your WhatsApp account. It is optional, so it is completely up to you to set it up not. Now WhatsApp is assuring that if two-step verification is enabled, any attempt to verify phone number on WhatsApp will require a six- digit passcode that is created by the user.
Previously this feature was available for WhatsApp Beta users but now it is rolling out to all WhatsApp users.
How to enable two-step verification in WhatsApp?
- First of all, start your phone, go to the menu where all apps are located and search for WhatsApp.
- Now tap on WhatsApp icon and open/launch it. You may also have a shortcut for WhatsApp, so you just need to open/launch it and it depends on your phone how to launch it.
- After opening, go to settings. You will get settings after clicking on three dot icon in Android. On other platforms, this may be completely different.
- After clicking on Settings, click on accounts.
- Now you can easily see two- step verification on your phone.
- Tap on it to open it.
- Now click on “Enable.”
- After clicking on Enable, you will be asked to enter a six-digit passcode. Enter it and if possible write or save it for future use. Don’t show it to others.
- Click “Next, ” and then you will be asked to re-enter whatever you have entered (six-digit passcode).
Then after all above, you will be asked to add your email address. It is optional means it is completely up to you whether you want to enter it or not. This feature will be helpful in case if you have forgotten your six-digit-passcode, then you will be able to enter an E-mail address to disable two-step verification, and it also is helpful to safeguard your account.
There is one more thing. You will lose all pending messages that mean; they will be deleted. There is one more thing. If your WhatsApp number gets re-verified on WhatsApp after 30 days of last using WhatsApp, and if it is without your passcode, then your account will be deleted ad a new one will be created upon successfully after re-verifying.
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So in this article, we have seen and gained some knowledge about WhatsApp. We did read about WhatsApp, how the story started, then its features, then the platforms for which it is available. We did read how Facebook purchased it and how they are introducing their features in updates of WhatsApp. We did read about WhatsApp security and two-step verification which Facebook introduced after buying WhatsApp.
This article was mainly about two-step verification, and we have studied about it. We have studied the steps that need to be followed to enable two-step verification. So what we have concluded till now? We can say that two-step verification is a good step but its restrictions are something that needs to be considered. The new status feature is very boring according to people, and they are complaining about it. So developers have to re-think about it, and they need to understand that everything has its uniqueness and it shouldn’t be altered. Finally, now you can enable two step verification on WhatsApp very easily with these steps and save yourself from scammers and fraudent activities and be on a safer side 🙂