WhatsApp begins rolling out two-factor authentication to all users
WhatsApp just became a safer chat platform on Friday as two-step verification (the company’s phrase for two-factor authentication) has finally been added to the popular app. The security feature has been available in the beta version of the app since last fall, but starting today, anyone with a WhatsApp account can head to the Settings menu of the app and set up two-step verification.
For those of you who have never used two-factor authentication (2FA), the enhanced security measure adds a second layer to the log-in process, making it more difficult for intruders to access your account.
In order to enable 2FA on your WhatsApp account, you need to open the app and click on Settings > Account > Two-step verification > Enable. Once the feature is enabled, you will have to input a six-digit passcode every time you attempt to verify your phone number on WhatsApp.
You will also have the option to provide WhatsApp with an email address in case you forget the six-digit…
Read the entire article from BGR here: WhatsApp begins rolling out two-factor authentication to all users – BGR