WhatsApp offers two-step verification to everyone
WhatsApp now becomes more secure for everyone. It has introduced Two-Step Verification for everyone.
Also known as Two Factor Authentication the program was launched by WhatsApp in 2016 for beta version only. WhatsApp now plans to launch the same program for the users on Android, iOS and Window devices. Approximately 1.2 billion users use WhatsApp via Android, iOS and Window devices.
2FA is a secondary verification that makes sure that you only access your account. Even if someone knows your password they won’t be able to check into your account unless this code is provided the code can be alpha-numeric or anything else. The primary verification will be the password. The second step would be to enter second verification code.
For WhatsApp the first authentication will be your phone number and the second authentication will be a six-digit code.
It does not demand from you to enter code every time but it requires the code to be re-entered after every seven days.
We must mention that according to a support document,
“If you have two-step verification enabled, your number will be permitted to reverify on WhatsApp within 7 days of last using WhatsApp without your pass code. Thus, if you forget your own pass code, but did not provide an email to disable two-step verification, even you will be permitted to re-verify on WhatsApp within 7 days of last using WhatsApp.
After these 7 days, your number will be permitted to reverify on WhatsApp without your pass code, but you will lose all pending messages upon revivifying – they will be deleted. If your number is reverified on WhatsApp after 30 days of last using WhatsApp, and without your pass code, your account will be deleted and a new one will be created upon successfully revivifying.”
Kindly make sure to add your e-mail, even if you have a really good memory. In this way all your conversations will be secured and you will be able to get your account back even if you forget the password.
WhatsApp is trying to make conversations secure day by day. Last year it introduced end-to-end encryption. This aimed to provide a total privacy by not involving any third party or WhatsApp to view content or listen to conversations.
Update WhatsApp to get the feature installed.