WhatsApp Beta for Windows 10 Mobile receives Two-Step verification

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Back on Monday we had reported, that WhatsApp Beta is rumored to bring the Two-Step Verification feature very soon. Well today WhatsApp has pushed out an update for the Windows app which allows you to enable and setup this feature.

Two-Step Verification is a very popular and important security feature which requests you to enter an additional code, pin, passcode, etc beside your password. Especially for email accounts and social network accounts I’d recommend you to use this feature since it is a lot harder for hackers to access your account if you’ve this enable. But also for messaging services this can be very helpful.

Beside WhatsApp there are popular messaging services like Telegram for example which has got this feature a lot earlier already and asks you enter an additional password if you are trying to set up the app or web app on a new device. So it was one of the most important features for WhatsApp to arrive and now we can finally use it. Unfortunately WhatsApp doesn’t allow you to set up a password or a four digit pin like most devices and services are. If you want to use Two-Step Verification on WhatsApp you will have to use a 6 digit passcode. But don’t worry, because nobody remembers 6 digit passcode you only need every once in a while, you can also add your email address. You can then reset the passcode with your email. Better don’t change your email account if you want to enable Two-Step verification and access your WhatsApp account in the future.

And here is how you can enable Two-Step Verification on WhatsApp Beta version 2.16.280:

  1. Open WhatsApp –> Settings –> account –> Two-Step verification;
  2. Create a 6-digit passcode and enter it again as a confirmation
  3. It’s up to you if you want to add your email address or not (I’d recommend you to do so)
  4. Done!

I am not sure why they haven’t added Two-Step verification to the security tab but hey at least it is working fine. Once you have enabled and set up Two-Step verification you can always change your passcode or disable this security feature from settings.

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Feel free to drop us a comment below with your thoughts on this and stay tuned for more Microsoft related news in the future. Don’t forget that this feature is currently only available for WhatsApp Beta, the app is available for everyone in the Windows App Store and can be downloaded below.

WhatsApp Beta
WhatsApp Beta
Developer: WhatsApp Inc.
Price: Free
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