Just like every other social media network – and generally internet usage apps, security concerns have been on the rise for WhatsApp users too.
It is only wise for you to secure your account right now! Tomorrow might be late, and like a flood, it is not always not easy to clean up when damage have been done.
The Facebook owned Instant messaging platform – WhatsApp, has recently experienced the highest number of private account hacks since its inception.
As part of security measures put together by the team at WhatsApp, the two-factor authentication layer was introduced to secure the app users from fraudsters and identity thieves.
However, people still fall prey of hackers and have their account yanked by the second, and when they do, their personal information suffers including their innocent contacts.
It has become an issue of major concern that everybody should secure their WhatsApp account because when you are a victim, you’re not the only one in trouble, your loved ones could benefit from the disaster too.
We have written this post to guide you on how to secure your account by setting up a 2FA configuration on your account in less than 1 minute.
Ready? Let’s get to it.
How to enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on WhatsApp
- Open WhatsApp from the app drawer or the home screen.
- Tap the menu icon in the top right corner.
- Go to Settings.
4. Select Account.
5. Select Two-step verification.
6. In the setup window, tap Enable.
7. Enter your six-digit passcode and hit Next. Confirm your password.
8. Enter your recovery email address and hit Next. WhatsApp won’t verify your address, so ensure you provide a valid email ID.
9. You’ll see a message that says Two-step verification is now enabled. Hit Done.
And that’s it!
Once this is done, nobody can access your WhatsApp without providing the passcode that you have set.
Please help your family and friends to stay safe by securing YOUR account now.