New Whatsapp Features Everybody Must To Turn On
The opt-in feature adds a second layer of security protection by getting you to enter a pre-set, personal six-digit passcode when you attempt to verify your phone number on WhatsApp.
For those who forget their custom six-digit passcode, users can also assign their email address to their account for easier verification.
Stating that the service provides “added security,” WhatsApp revealed how the new service will work in a dedicated blog post.
“When you have two-step verification enabled, any attempt to verify your phone number on WhatsApp must be accompanied by the six-digit passcode that you created using this feature,” the firm stated.
“After these 7 days, your number will be permitted to reverify on WhatsApp without your passcode, but you will lose all pending messages upon reverifying – they will be deleted.
“If your number is reverified on WhatsApp after 30 days of last using WhatsApp, and without your passcode, your account will be deleted and a new one will be created upon successfully reverifying.”
Although the new feature is designed to stop hackers accessing your account without your permission, WhatsApp has warned users about how to avoid further potential risks.
“If you receive an email to disable two-step verification, but did not request this, do not click on the link. Someone could be attempting to verify your phone number on WhatsApp,” the company stated.