WhatsApp may give you end-to-end encryption for your conversations, but it’s stunningly simple to log into your account. Two-step verification will make your account more secure, and it’s easy to set up. Read on to learn how.
To enable Two-step verification for your WhatsApp account do this:
- Launch the WhatsApp app on your iPhone or other smartphone
- Tap Settings
- Tap Account
- Select Two-Step Verification
- Tap Enable
- Enter a six-digit code to use as your verification PIN
- Enter an email address for resetting your PIN if you forget the number
- Tap Done
The next time you log into your WhatsApp account you’ll need to provide the PIN to get to your chats. Keep your six-digit code in a safe place, like your password management app, so you don’t forget it.
Too bad WhatsApp doesn’t also let you set a password to keep people from reading your conversations if they get ahold of your phone.