How to protect your WhatsApp with Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Protecting your account with only a password is not enough anymore as it is still susceptible to security breaches. That’s Two-Factor Authentication was developed to give an additional layer of security to your account and make it less prone to hackers.

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2FA means that whatever application or service you’re logging in to is double-checking that the request is really coming from you by confirming the login with you through a separate venue.

Needless to say, this feature is offered on top services like Paypal, Google, Apple, Twitter, Yahoo as well as WhatsApp. That being said, here is how to protect your Whatsapp account with 2FA:

Step 1: Open WhatsApp from the app drawer or home screen.

Step 2: Choose the action overflow menu (three vertical dots on the top right corner).

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Step 3: Then click on the Settings icon.

Step 4: Click on Account.

Step 5: Now, choose Two-step verification.

Step 6: Tap Enable to set up a PIN.

You’ll now need to input your PIN the next time whenever you are setting up WhatsApp. Whether that’s on a new phone or if you’re reinstalling the app. It’s quite easy enough to reset the PIN should you forget it, so make sure you complete an email account so you don’t get locked out of your account.

That’s all. We hope this guide has helped, kindly drop a comment for any question.

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