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How to enable 2-step verification on WhatsApp

Learn how to enable two-step verification on your WhatsApp.

Scammers are everywhere these days and the ones I call domestic hackers are those stealing logins and hijacking people’s social media accounts, especially WhatsApp and using it to their own advantage. You would mostly see their activities in WhatsApp groups as they push some useless content hiding behind someone’s name.

These people would usually send you a malicious link and the moment you click on such a link they get access to your account and take over.

Once they get access, all they do is to send lotto numbers to all the groups you are a member of or scam people using your name. A lot of people have been victims in WhatsApp groups I have been part of.

When it happens, all people do is to get the administrator of the group to remove the hacked account and inform the owner of the number to reinstall WhatsApp in order to logout the hacker and rectify the anomaly.

However, in some cases, the hackers would have caused a lot of havoc before the victim even becomes aware or is called to take action.

So why sit down for all that to happen to you when you can activate the two-step verification to add an extra layer of security to your WhatsApp account and block unwarranted access and subsequent hijack by hackers? Follow our steps below to activate 2FA on your WhatsApp. For sure, you can go to sleep and sleep very well if you correctly implement what we’re about to show you. Enabling 2-step verification on WhatsApp is easier than you think. Take a look and take action!

This is how to enable 2-step verification on WhatsApp:
  1. On your WhatsApp application, locate the settings menu by tapping on the three-dotted menu buttons found at the top right corner of the WhatsApp application. This will let you view your WhatsApp profile information such as profile picture, your name, and many other options available.
  2. Next, tap on Account to go into your account’s privacy and security settings.
  3.  Tap on Two-step verification and on the next page, tap on Enable.
  4.  Set your 6-digit PIN and confirm it for the second time by entering the same PIN you entered the first time. You will be asked to enter this 6-digit PIN whenever you register your phone number with WhatsApp.
  5.  Enter your active email address which will be used to reset your PIN if you forget it. Note that you can choose to skip by tapping on Skip to move on to the next step(skipping the email section is not advisable since it will lead to you not being able to retrieve/reset your forgotten PIN).
  6.  Enter the email address again to confirm and tap on Next and wait for changes to apply and you’re done. Two-step verification is enabled.


Things to be aware of:

  • Never share your registration code or two-step verification PIN with others.
  • People who have physical access to your phone can use your WhatsApp account without your permission, enabling the two-factor authentication helps to prevents this.
  • If you receive an email to reset the two-step verification PIN or registration code but didn’t request this, don’t click on the link. Someone could be attempting to access your WhatsApp account.

Help spread this word of awareness to enable friends and family to secure their WhatsApp account.