WHATSAPP has come up with a new way to prevent hackers from breaking into your chats amid countless scams.
More and more users are losing their accounts or getting scammed by scammers using apps, so developers are looking for ways to bolster your defenses.
It’s a problem that could get worse with Multi-device support at work.
This will allow people to use the app on their desktop or web screens without the phone being nearby or even turned on.
With this in mind, the owner of WhatsApp, Meta would like to introduce two-step verification.
It’s something we’ve seen on mobile for a while now, but according to WABetaInfo This feature is coming to desktop and web next.
Two-step verification means that whenever your phone number is used to sign up for WhatsApp on a new device, you will have to enter your PIN password.
If you bought a new phone, inserted an existing SIM, and installed WhatsApp, you’ll need to provide a PIN to prove it’s you.
Likewise, if a fraudster gets hold of your number and tries to do the same, it has you covered.
So it makes a lot of sense to make it available for desktop and the next web.
Although the feature is still very much in beta, which means WhatsApp may decide not to continue with it.
How to set Two-step verification on WhatsApp
If you haven’t set up two-step verification on your phone yet, it’s well worth it to bolster your defenses.
Open WhatsApp and go to Setting.
Option Account, followed by Two-step verification.
Light weight Allow and enter your desired PIN twice.
You’ll also need to provide your email address twice, in case you forget your PIN and need to reset it.
Then you are done.
The process will likely be the same when it comes to desktop and web as well.
As we have seen in the leaked screenshots, the options look pretty much the same.
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