Beta testers have been enjoying this feature for some time now but the company is just rolling it out to all users. WhatsApp just became a safer chat platform with the roll out of the two-factor authentication to 1 billion users.
2 Factor Authentication (2FA) is an enhanced security measure that adds a second layer to the log-in process, making it more difficult for intruders to access your account.
It’s recommended for every user to TURN-ON 2 factor authentication but it’s an optional features for everyone
How To TURN-ON 2 Factor Authentication On WhatsApp
1. First off, make sure your WhatsApp is up to date or you are running the latest version of WhatsApp
2. Go to account settings in WhatsApp, you’ll see a new Two-step verification option. Tap it to get to a screen that explains what 2-step verification is and get the option to enable it.
3. Enter a 6-digit passcode that you’ll be asked for each time you try to register your phone number with WhatsApp, and confirm it.
4. You’ll also need to give an email address that will be used to reset your passcode should in case you forget it.
Once that’s done, two-step verification is expected to be active on your phone number. No one will be able to activate WhatsApp with the same phone number unless they have the passcode or access to the email account to reset it.