Instant Messaging Company-Whatsapp has started rolling out two-step verification for all of its 1.2 billion users across iPhone, Android and Windows, after testing it successfully on the beta versions of the Android app. This is an optional feature, which boosts the safety of your Whatsapp account.
When you have the feature enabled, any attempt to verify your phone number on WhatsApp must be accompanied by the six-digit passcode that you choose, every time you setup WhatApp on a different smartphone.
How to Enable the latest Feature?
On an iOS device, go to ‘Settings’ in Whatsapp App, followed by Account and then hit on two-step verification and enable. WhatsApp will ask you to enter a six-digit code; after you’ve confirmed the code, WhatsApp will ask for an email address, so that in case you forget the code, you can still get access the account.
In Android, tap the three dots on top of the WhatsApp landing page, and go to settings> accounts>two-step verification and then enable the same. It will ask for a six-digit code as well, along with an email id to secure the account in case you forget your passcode.