Many of you reading this use WhatsApp on a daily basis for casual messaging, school, or business.
While we’re being connected through WhatsApp and other social media apps, the issue of security and privacy will always be one that needs to be addressed.
A number of ways have been devised to hack into WhatsApp accounts and allow others to control accounts or spy on chats. Thousand of people falling prey to these activities every day.
However here’s a simple way to keep your account secure.
(Read also How to keep your WhatsApp chats safe)
Two-step verification (2SV) is an added layer of security that lets you create a custom 6-digits PIN whenever you log in to WhatsApp from a new device. Enabling this setting can prevent hackers from taking over your account.
Steps to enable two-step verification on WhatsApp
This simple process can be one of the most effective in protecting your WhatsApp account from malicious activities and hackers.
- Open WhatsApp, go to Settings
- Tap Account > Two-step verification > Enable
- Enter a 6-digit PIN of your choice (you’ll need to remember this PIN)
- Confirm your PIN
- Tap Next, then tap Done.
You can choose to add an email address, which WhatsApp recommends for extra security and in case you forget your PIN.
Follow this method to enable 2-step verification for your WhatsApp account.
Have anything to ask about two-step verification or WhatsApp security in general, don’t hesitate to write a comment.
And… while you’re still here you can read my article on ways to keep your WhatsApp chats secure.
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