Popular messaging app WhatsApp has enabled the two-step verification for all of its 1.2 billion users across different platform. The company has started testing this feature several months back.
You need to update the app before you can access the app. The update is already available for all users across the globe.
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Th two-step verification adds additional security layer before you can access your account. It verifies your phone number and then by the six-digit passcode that you created using this feature.
To enable this feature, open WhatsApp > Settings > Account > Two-step verification > Enable. When you enable this, you can also optionally enter the email address where WhatsApp will send a link via email to disable the two-step verification in case you ever forget your six-digit passcode.
WhatsApp already offers end-to-end encryption from Whisper Systems and now it has two-step verification. It shows that the company is trying to make its platform secure for users.