WhatsApp Testing a Two-step Verification Process on iOS, Android and Windows

The famous messaging application is continuously improved and its developers are introducing new features and security measures in order to attract more people to register. For starters, WhatsApp 2.17.52 for Windows comes with a new home page and the media sharing capacity limit was increased to 30 files, a change that was firstly seen in WhatsApp for iOS and it’s also available in beta for Android. Now, WhatsApp is testing a two-step verification process on all three major platforms.

The two-step verification feature is rolling out to iOS, Android and Windows users in parallel, and it can be enabled by going to Settings > Account > Two-step verification. This feature will add an extra layer of security, as when signing into the app, you will introduce a 6-digit passcode that will be set up initially. If you have a bad memory and can’t remember it, it’s not the end of the world, because you can include your email address and you will be able to contact WhatsApp and request to disable two-step verification.

Emails that contain links to disable two-step verification without requesting it should be ignored, because most likely, someone who knows your email address might try to verify your number on WhatsApp.

Users who enable two-step verification enabled are not allowed to reverify their number on Whatsapp within seven days of last using the application without their passcode. “Thus, if you forget your own passcode, but did not provide an email to disable two-step verification, even you will not be permitted to reverify on WhatsApp within 7 days of last using WhatsApp. After these 7 days, your number will be permitted to reverify on WhatsApp without your passcode, but you will lose all pending messages upon reverifying – they will be deleted. If your number is reverified on WhatsApp after 30 days of last using WhatsApp, and without your passcode, your account will be deleted and a new one will be created upon successfully reverifying,” WhatsApp has explained on its official website.

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