WhatsApp has roll out its’ latest two-step verification feature that will allow you to boost your account security and privacy on all the platforms viz. Android, iOS & Windows. Though, the feature is optional which requires a security code to verify the app.
To activate two-step verification feature – Open WhatsApp> Settings > Account > Two-step verification > Enable. If activated, you will need to enter a 6-digit security code (or passcode) in addition to your phone number and text message or voice call verification. After that you must enter your valid email. This email address will allow WhatsApp to send you a link via email to disable two-step verification in case you forget your 6-digit security code and also to help safeguard your account. Your 6-digit security code is helpful in protection of your account from being used by a different person, as the application will ask for that code when setting up a new account on a new device. Thus, must remember it.
According to WhatsApp’s own FAQ page, they do not verify this email address to confirm its accuracy. They highly recommend you provide an accurate email address so that you’re not locked out of your account if you forget your passcode.
With this upgraded app, the media sharing limit has also increased from 10 to 30. This feature was introduced in the iOS update earlier, but it is still in the beta stage for Android.
According to MSPowerUser report, the update in WhatsApp has brought a new homepage design. It is also reportedly planning to redesign its Status update feature as well, giving it new functionalities like notifications, and replies. Basically, this feature is a copy of Snapchat’s Stories feature.
In a bid to use all these new features, you will have to update your WhatsApp from the Google Play Store.