Mar, 2017


Imagine your phone is lost and the person who has stolen your phone inserts your SIM card in another device; he will be able to access all your WhatsApp personal conversation. Isn’t that scary? But with WhatsApp’s latest two-step verification security feature, there is a permanent solution to this problem.

What is WhatsApp Two-Step Verification Security Feature?

It is a new feature of WhatsApp which prevents any unauthorized person from activating your WhatsApp without entering a six digit password.

How to Enable WhatsApp Two-Step Verification Feature?

In order to activate this feature, you need to open WhatsApp and go to ‘Settings’ then tap on ‘Account’> Two-step verification>Enable. Now you need to choose your six digit passcode and confirm the same.


You also need to enter your email address, which is an optional feature.  But it is advisable that you enter your email address, where WhatsApp will send you a link to disable the two-step verification. This is required in case you have forgotten your security code.


How Does WhatsApp Two-Step Verification Work?

The security feature released by WhatsApp is very unique as once its activated the next time your SIM card is entered in any new device to access WhatsApp, there will be a prompt to put the six digit passcode. If any wrong code is entered, your WhatsApp number cannot be re-verified on the new device within the last 7 days of using WhatsApp without the password.

However, if you are unable to enter your email nor the passcode, your WhatsApp account will be inaccessible for 1 week, which is enough for you to take necessary action of blocking your number or adopting any other measure when your phone is lost. However, after 1 week, your WhatsApp number can be re-verified without the passcode. But after re-verifying all pending messages will be deleted.

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Abhijeet Guha

Abhijeet is an active blogger with decent experience in the IT Security industry. He researches on various topics related to cyber security and pens down his research in the form of articles & blogs. You can reach him at abhijeet@reveantivirus.com.
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