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WhatsApp claims it is one of the safest messaging services available because it offers end-to-end encryption. This means if any message is intercepted, there would be no way to read it. And now the messaging app has introduced a major security update, bringing two-step verification to its log in process.

WhatsApp is often discussed as one of the safest messaging service because it offers end-to-end encryption. And now the messaging app has introduced a major update, bringing two-step verification to its log in process (stock image)

How to activate it

To activate the new feature users must go to their settings page, select Account, and then select Two-step verification. From here they can activate the new feature by selecting ‘enable’. The app then asks users to provide an email address and select a six-digit verification code. WhatsApp have not made it compulsory for users to enter their email address, but without it users will find it much more difficult to recover their account should they forget their pass code.

This email address will allow WhatsApp to send you a link via email to disable two-step verification in case you ever forget your six-digit passcode, and also to help safeguard your account. Two-step verification will prevent intruders from activating and sending messages through WhatsApp remotely, using a user’s phone number, without a six-digit passcode.

The code will be required whenever someone logs in to that account on a new device. The feature has been tested on a small number of phones since November but is now beginning to roll out on WhatsApp’s Android, iOS and Windows apps.

To activate the new feature users must go to their settings page, select Account, and then select Two-step verification.

From here they can activate the new feature by selecting ‘enable’.

The app then asks users to provide an email address and select a six-digit verification code.

WhatsApp have not made it compulsory for users to enter their email address, but without it users will find it much more difficult to recover their account should they forget their pass code.

‘This email address will allow WhatsApp to send you a link via email to disable two-step verification in case you ever forget your six-digit passcode, and also to help safeguard your account,’ the company says on the FAQ Page for the feature.

Author: Jessica Smith

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