WhatsApp has officially rolled out their latest feature; two-step verification to over 1.2 billion active monthly users in order to enhance security. With the launch of this feature, WhatsApp endeavors to further enhance security for its users by providing a safe and secure app.
The app has always focused on reliable and secures messaging in its efforts to connect as many people as possible with friends, family, and colleagues.
The two-step verification feature was rolled out worldwide on the 10th of February 2017 to over 1.2 billion users across the globe.
Two-step verification is an optional feature that adds more security to the user’s account. With the feature enabled, any attempt to verify user’s phone number will have to be accompanied by a six-digit passcode which the user can pre-assign.
How to enable two-step verification feature?
To enable the two-step verification, open WhatsApp > Settings > Account > Two-step verification > Enable.
The new security feature is available to both android and iOS users. Recently it was reported by Outlook Pakistan that the Indian hackers were sending malicious links via WhatsApp to Pakistani smartphone users to hack their personal information. Looks like the messaging application is finally taking measures to secure the privacy of its users.