The new two-step verification is optional, but ideally, you should secure your WhatsApp account. The company assures that once two-step verification enabled, any attempt to verify phone number on WhatsApp will require a six-digit passcode that is created by the user.
How to Enable Two-Step Verification on WhatsApp
To enable WhatsApp’s two-factor authentication, you need to follow these steps
- Open WhatsApp app.
- Go to Settings.
- Go to Account.
- Look for Two-step verification.
- Tap on Enable.
- On the next screen, enter six-digit passcode..
- Next, re-enter six-digit passcode.
- Optionally, add your email address on the next screen.