WhatsApp has become one of the most widely used mobile messaging application. Released in January 2009 it quickly became popular for its text messaging features. The best thing about WhatsApp is that it was a freeware that constantly evolved and added new features which included image and video sharing, file sharing, voice messaging, voice call and video call. WhatsApp was aquired by Facebook in 2014. WhatsApp is a cross platform and multilingual that has approximately 1.2 billion users today.
WhatsApp uses an end to end encryption of its instant messages. As the technology is constantly changing and more security features are required, WhatsApp decided to add Two-Steps Verification to their App. This feature is already being used by some of the technology giants like Yahoo, Google, Microsoft and Apple. Previously all you needed to verify WhatsApp account was just your phone number. This feature is optional and will allow users to add more security to their accounts. Two Steps Verification will allow users to get their accounts attached to email address and passcode. In incidence where you unfortunately loose your phone number, this email and passcode can be used to verify your WhatsApp account.
This feature is very easy to activate all you need to do is just follow these steps:
Open Your WhatsApp >Touch the three dots icon on top right corner > Go to Settings > Go to Account > Touch Two-step verification > Touch Enable Button.
Now you will be asked to enter your 6 digit passcode. Please keep this passcode in a safe place and do not share these details with anyone. You will need this passcode to verify your account if the phone number changes.