Every social media take security to the highest level protecting your data, this is to ensure that your are the only one to access your account. WhatsApp is not excluded as well. Two step verification is another reasonable step by WhatsApp to protect your mobile number from unauthorized registration.
The two factor authentication will protect your identity, when someone try using your moibile number to register WhatsApp, such fellow will need to provide the six digit PIN you had created or which you will create at the end of this article. Above all, two step authentication add more level of top security on WhatsApp, thereby harden your security from identity theft.
Enable Two Step Verification on your WhatsApp Mobile Number
If you want to protect your mobile number from been used by other people on WhatsApp, then you need to enable two step verification on your account. Here are the steps to make active the two step authentication on WhatsApp.
Step 1 ====> Open or launch the WhatsApp on your phone, tap the 3 dot menu and select Settings
Step 2 ====> Now that the Settings option is unlocked, then tap on Account option
Step 3 ====> Now on Account option, look down the options to get two step verification option. Now to set two factor authentication, tap on verification option.
Step 4 ====> Then, you can now tap the two step verification to enable action.
Step 5 ====> On the new screen, provide your six digits PIN, then confirmed the PIN and enter your Email address. Try to keep this PIN in a save place.
Step 6 ====> Now confirm your email address and tap save button
Step 7 ====> You have set up your two step verification on your whatsApp account, your phone number will not be used by anybody again.
How to Disable Two Step Verification on your Registered Phone Number
The above steps helped us to set up the 2-step verification on our WhatsApp mobile number. Though, if you decided to disable the verification settings, the steps are very simple. This is what you need to do.
Step 1 ====> Tap on the three dot menu
Step 2 ====> Tap Settings and tap Account
Step 3 ====> Then tap two step verification
Step 4 ====> You need to tap on Disable option. On screen box will appear to turn off 2-step verification, tap on Disable
Step 5 ====> Finally, the two factor authentication has been disabled successfully.