I won’t tap dance around this very important message:
Whenever you can: enable the two-step verification option.
There is no way around it.
It is super important that you secure all your accounts, whether they are social media accounts, email accounts, messaging accounts gaming accounts, etc.
Don’t wait. Don’t postpone this.
Make hacking into your account as complex as possible.
People will try to hack other people’s profiles, and since you use yours a lot you better protect them.
In this blog I will explain how to add this very important security step in WhatsApp:
Go to Settings, tap Account, tap Two-step verification, tap Enable.
Enter a six-digit PIN of your choice and confirm it.
Enter an email address (you won’t be asked to verify it) or tap Skip if you don’t want to.
According to WhatsApp, if you don’t add an email address and you forget your PIN, you’ll have to wait 7 days before you can reset your PIN.
Now you’ll need to enter your PIN when registering your phone number with WhatsApp again.
In future blogs, I’ll go over how to set up two-step verification aka 2-factor authentication in other platforms.
However, do already check in your social media account and email accounts if this option is available (it probably is!).