How to Enable WhatsApp Two-Step Verification on iPhone and Android

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WhatsApp recently rolled out yet another update that increases your WhatsApp account security. After the end-to-end encryption which the instant messaging behemoth released last year, it is now time for two-step verification to boost WhatsApp account security. In this article, we will let you know everything about WhatsApp two-step verification and how you can activate it on Android and iOS.

How WhatsApp two step verification works

Your WhatsApp account has been vulnerable all this time. Anyone could pretend to be you and register your WhatsApp account on their phone. All they need is your phone number and anyone could use your WhatsApp account on their phone. But not anymore, with 2-step verification coming into the picture.

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What is WhatsApp Two-Step Verification?

With WhatsApp 2-step verification, you will need to enter your passcode when registering your Phone number with WhatsApp again. This goes a long way in securing your account as no one can use your number to access your WhatsApp account. They will need the passcode apart from the phone number to register WhatsApp account.

Now, when you know the benefits of 2-step verification lets go ahead and see how you can enable it.

 Enable WhatsApp Two Step Verification on iPhone and Android

I will use the steps and screenshots from WhatsApp iPhone app. However, the procedure is similar for Android as well.

1.  Open WhatsApp and select Settings tab.

2. Under Settings, select Account.

3. There is a new option Two-Step Verification under Account. Select it.

WhatsApp Two Step Verification

4. Next, tap on Enable.

Enable Two Step Verification for WhatsApp on iPhone and Android

5. Set the desired passcode and tap Next at the top right corner. Confirm passcode on the next screen.

6. Now, enter your Email id which can be used to recover/reset passcode in case you forget it. Select Next at the top right corner.

Activate WhatsApp two step verification

With this, you have enabled 2-step verification for your WhatsApp account. Next time WhatsApp will ask for this passcode if you register with WhatsApp again using this phone number.

How to Change Verification Passcode/Email?

You can always change your passcode whenever desired by navigating to WhatsApp> Settings >Account > Two-Step Verification > Change Passcode.

Change 2 step verification passcode WhatsApp

There is also an option to Change Email Address which you can use to update passcode recovery Email address if need be.

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So, this was all about the latest WhatsApp two-step verification update. Share this article on social media and help others to secure their WhatsApp account.

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Hemant Mendiratta

Hemant Mendiratta is a co-founder of TechUntold and a passionate tech blogger, avid gamer, and social media guru who keenly monitors useful apps and gadgets. He is the ideator of our Instagram tool StoryHoot which allows watching Instagram stories anonymously. You can connect with him on: Facebook, Twitter.

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