WhatsApp is a communication App used by people all around the world for all kinds of purposes. An app that is used so often needs high-level security to protect the data in it. For this purpose, you can enable two-factor authentication for your WhatsApp account. Two-Factor Authentication adds a second layer of security to your private accounts.
In this guide, we will show you how to enable Two-Factor Authentication for your WhatsApp account.
Enabling Two-Factor Authentication for WhatsApp
Here’s how to add another layer of security to your WhatsApp account by enabling two-factor authentication:
- Launch the WhatsApp in your device manually or searching from Spotlight Search in iPhone/iPad and Search feature in Android.
- Tap on the Settings icon in WhatsApp, and select Account option from the Settings menu.
- Tap on “Two-Step Verification”.
- To Enable the two-step verification, tap on “Enable”.
- You will be asked to enter a six-digit PIN which you’ll need to register your phone with WhatsApp. Type the pin and tap on “Next” given on the top-right corner of the screen.
- Now, type the email address that you want to associate with your WhatsApp to reset the PIN when needed. Enter the email or tap on “Skip” if you don’t have an email address.
- Tap on “Next” after typing an email address, on the next screen confirm your email address.
WhatsApp is now secure with Two-Step Verification. In order to make sure you don’t forget the Six-digit PIN, WhatsApp will periodically make you type the PIN before accessing the app.
In-case you forget the six-digit PIN, you can change the PIN from the recovery email that you typed while enabling the TFA. You will have to reset if before you can access your WhatsApp account or you won’t be able to use the app. Related How to Generate App-Specific Password with iCloud on Apple Devices