WhatsApp accounts are pretty secure. Therefore, you can use an account on only one device at a time. However, there are some rare cases that your WhatsApp account can get hacked. It may be through social engineering, or some other spoofing methods that “hackers” login to your WhatsApp account. To avoid such scenarios, WhatsApp has a security feature named two-step verification.
In this article, we will show you how to enable two-step verification on WhatsApp for Android and iPhone to avoid hackers.
What is Two-Step Verification on WhatsApp?
The two-step verification on WhatsApp is an additional security feature. With this, you can set a verification pin to log in to your WhatsApp account. WhatsApp will ask for the same PIN when you log out and tries to login back on WhatsApp. Therefore, if someone else tries to log in to your WhatsApp account with your phone number, they will get locked out.
Only you will be able to use the WhatsApp with your phone number. So, it will be impossible for hackers to snoop into your WhatsApp account, even with a spoofed SIM card. You can also set a recovery email address to reset the two-step verification PIN, in case you forget it next time.
Secure WhatsApp Account from Hacking with Two-Step Verification on iPhone
The two-step verification on WhatsApp is pretty easy to set. You can even do it on your iPhone and Android smartphones.
- Open WhatsApp on iPhone.
- Go to the Settings tab from the bottom navigation bar.
- Tap Account.
- From the next window, tap Two-Step Verification.
- Tap the Enable button.
- Provide a 6-digit verification code, which you will always remember and hard for others to guess.
- Verify your PIN and Email, and then finish the setup.
Now, your WhatsApp account is secured with the two-step verification. You will have to enter the two-step verification PIN if you reinstall/reset WhatsApp, or change the phone. WhatsApp will not ask you for the pin, as long as you continue to use the same WhatsApp on the same device without resetting the account.
How to Enable Two-Step Verification on Android?
The two-step verification feature on WhatsApp is available for Android also. If you are an Android smartphone user, you can enable two-step verification as below.
- Open WhatsApp on your smartphone.
- Tap the three dots icon on the top right corner.
- Tap Settings.
- Go to Account.
- Tap Two-Step Verification.
- Tap Enable button from the next window.
- Provide six-digit PIN of your wish.
- Give a recovery email if you need it.
- Finish setting up.
Please note that the two-step verification feature is available for both personal WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business accounts. So, make use of the feature right now to avoid hackers from taking over your WhatsApp account.