The WhatsApp two-step verification security feature is finally being released to the public. We have to remind you that this feature has been under testing for several months, but it seems that the developers have finally decided that the option is now ready to be released to public.
Thanks to the new feature, the WhatsApp users that own a mobile handset running on Android, iPhone or Windows will be able to verify their number when they install the application on a new device more securely. Users will now need to provide a six-digit passcode, which is created by them using this feature.
This means that when you want to activate the WhatsApp application on a new device, aside from the verification code that WhatsApp sends to you for verification, you will also have to provide the custom code that you’ve created using this feature.
In order to enable this security feature, you will need to open the WhatsApp application and head to Settings -> Accounts -> Two-Step verifications and select “Enable”. Once you enable this feature, you will be asked to create a WhatsApp passcode and, optionally, to provide an email address so that you can recover your account even if you forget the passcode. Using the email, you will be disable the two-step verification, which means that you will be able to enter a new six-digit code if you want to re-enable this feature.
We have to mention that WhatsApp doesn’t verify the email address that you provide and this is the reason why we suggest you to double-check when you type in your email address or else you might end up with your account locked if you forget your six-digit code.
The WhatsApp two-step verification feature has been in BETA version of the application on Android and Windows platform since November 2016.
What are your thoughts about the new two-step verification feature that has been released for WhatsApp application?