In line with the vulnerabilities found on Android devices and the ever-growing fear of being hacked, WhatsApp joined the ranks of the big companies that are offering two-step verification.
This will gives you the ability to secure their accounts with a passcode. As you already know, WhatsApp sends you a confirmation SMS when you set up a new phone. Now with two-step verification, this new features adds an extra layer of security. Because it’s easy to set up and the security benefits are invaluable, there’s no reason why you wouldn’t want to enable this feature on you WhatsApp account.
There’s one problem though. For now, two-step verification is only available on the beta version of WhatsApp. Typically, new features are tested on the beta channel of WhatsApp before they are rolled out widely.
It’s not too big of a problem though, we are going to provide you with a step-by-step guide of signing up for WhatsApp beta and enabling two-step verification.
How to Install WhatsApp Beta
1.Visit Whatsapp Beta website and sign up as a tester.WhatsApp Beta
2. Once you are a tester, download the beta update by clicking on the last link.
3. Download and install the Beta version of WhatsApp.
Note: Keep in mind that you don’t necessarily have to uninstall the standard version of WhatsApp.
How to Enable 2-Step Verification In WhatsApp
1. Open WhatsApp and tap the Settings button.
2. Go to Account > Two Step Verification.
3. Tap on Enable to begin the configuration of two-step verification.
4. Enter a passcode that will be used as an extra layer of security.
5. Enter an email that will be used in case you forgot your passcode.
6. Hit Done and you are ready to go.
Now every time you log in to WhatsApp on a new phone you will be asked to insert the passcode.