How to Enable Two-Step Verification on WhatsApp

WhatsApp Two-step verification makes your account more secure. This feature is disabled by default; If you want this feature, then you need to enable it.

In this post, we will see the WhatsApp two-step verification in detail. Let's get started.

How does this Two-Step Verification Work?

WhatsApp has phone number verification only (one step verification). Right?

However, when you enable two-step verification on your account, then you have to provide the passcode while registering with the WhatsApp. This provides an extra layer of security to your account.

Also, WhatsApp will periodically ask you to enter the passcode while opening it to help yourself remember the passcode (like the below screenshot).

asking passcode while opening whatsapp

Enable WhatsApp Two-Step Verification


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    Open WhatsApp. Tap Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) at the top.
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    Go to Settings > Account.
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    Tap "Two-step verification."
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    Click on "Enable" button.
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    Enter the six-digit passcode for your WhatsApp account as per your wish; Confirm it again.
WhatsApp two-step verification
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    Enter your email address (optional one; but I recommend you to provide). WhatsApp would email you with the link to disable two-step feature if you forgot the passcode. After you provided the email address, tap "Next" button.
Provide Email address for two-step verification
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    Now, confirm your email and then tap "Save" button. That is all. Tap "Done" button.
Enabled two-step verification on whatsapp

Here are some other important things to note:

  • If you forget the passcode, then WhatsApp will not allow you to verify your number within the seven days of last using WhatsApp.
  • After seven days, you can verify the number without a passcode. However, the messages you have received during these seven days will get deleted.
  • If you verify your number after 30 days of last using WhatsApp (and without passcode), then your account will get deleted, and a new one will be created.

Steps to Disable Two-Step Verification

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    Tap Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) at the top of WhatsApp.
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    Tap Settings > Account > Two-step verification.
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    Click on "Disable" option.
Disable two-step verification on whatsapp
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    Click on "Disable" in the confirmation message.

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