Back in early 2017, the WhatsApp messenger received the option of two-factor authentication, which allows you to secure the data on the device from unauthorized people taking possession of it. It is not necessary to update the messenger to activate this option.
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How to protect WhatsApp from hacking with 2-step verification
1… Launch the messenger Whatsapp;
2… Open the menu “Settings“And go to the section”Account“, Where and select the item”Two-step verification“;
3… Click on the “Turn on“;
4… Create and install a six-digit code that the application will ask for when launching WhatsApp on other devices;
5… Specify the address of your e-mail box, with which you can reset the two-step verification code, if necessary.
However, it is important to know that when activating the function, within a week it will be impossible to confirm your number without a six-digit code. After a week, the user will be able to confirm, but in this case, all messages in the standby mode will be deleted in the application.
6… If you want to disable two-step verification, you can change the password or access code in the same section of the application.