How To Activate Two Step Authentication (2FA) On Your WhatsApp Account

WhatsApp recently introduced a new security feature known as Two Step Authentication or Verification. Basically, this security feature is to better protect your WhatsApp account from being hijacked by third party.

What Two Step Authentication does is, it adds a second layer security to the registration process of your WhatsApp account. Thus, making it more difficult for hijackers to hijack your WhatsApp account.

By default, this feature is turned off. However, if this feature seem as something you’d be interested in, activating it is easy.

Thankfully, 2FA on WhatsApp is currently available to both Android and iOS users. However, for the sake of this tutorial, I will be using WhatsApp for iOS as a case study.

Activating Two Factor Authentication Or Verification On WhatsApp Account

First and foremost, make sure you are running the latest version of the app. Visit the App Store and make sure WhatsApp is up-to-date.


Launch WhatsApp and Tap On Settings

WhatsApp launched

Tap on Account

Settings on whatsapp

Next, Tap on Two-step Verification

Turn on on two step verifcation on WhatsApp account

Tap on Enable

Enable two step verification

Enter your preferred six digit password. Please use password you can easily remember and cannot be easily guessed.

Input password for whatsapp

Thereafter, enter your email address. This will be useful if you forgot your password and need to retrieve it.

input email address for whatsapp account

Hit on Done. Follow the onscreen instruction and two step authentication should be activated.

Whatsapp two step authentication activated


It’s that simple.

You can also choose to disable the two step authentication feature, change password or change email Address.

So, there you have it. Activating two-step authentication or verification on your WhatsApp account is that easy. Questions? Feel free to relate.

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