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How to activate two-step verification on WhatsApp



How to activate two-step verification on WhatsApp

The WhatsApp scams who steal the profile are constantly increasing. Making your account as secure as possible is a move that allows you to be more comfortable with attacks of this type. You may not know, but there is a way to discourage profile stealing scams. How? Simple, using the two-step verification! Let’s find out together what it is.

Two-Step Verification adds an extra layer of security to the authentication process of your WhatsApp profile. When you change phone and you want to register your account on it, WhatsApp asks you to enter your phone number in order to receive an SMS with a 6-digit code that allows you to activate the account on the device. It is precisely by stealing this code that the bad guys are able to get hold of the WhatsApp profiles. Thanks to the two-step verification, on the other hand, in addition to this code, an additional one is requested (always with 6 digits) that only those who set it can know.

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WhatsApp: how to activate two-step verification

  1. Open the WhatsApp app;
  2. Enter the settings (gear icon at the bottom right on the iPhone and the three dots icon at the top right + tap on the “Settings” item on Android devices);
  3. Tap on “Account”;
  4. Select the item “Two-step verification”;
  5. Tap on “Activate”;
  6. Choose and insert a 6-digit pin;
  7. Tap on “Next”;
  8. Re-enter the pin to confirm it and tap on “Next”;
  9. Add an email address to associate with your account (optional) useful for resetting the code in case it is forgotten;
  10. Tap on “Next”;
  11. Enter the email address again to confirm it and tap on “Save”.
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The two-step verification pin is personal and it must never be shared with anyone.