Finally, Whatsapp has added 2-Step Verification for the signing in of the Whatsapp account on new device. Whatsapp version 2.16.346 is now live from the Whatsapp official website or you can also join beta community to access the beta version.
Now, Whatsapp allows users to add email address also. You can disable the Step 2 verification by adding up the email address in the given field.
Well, talking about the setup two authentication, then it is needed feature for social chat apps like Whatsapp. Here’s what it Whatsapp says:
If you have two-step verification enabled, your number will not be permitted to reverify on WhatsApp within 7 days of last using WhatsApp without your passcode. Thus, if you forget your own passcode, but did not provide an email to disable two-step verification, even you will not be permitted to reverify on WhatsApp within 7 days of last using WhatsApp.
After these 7 days, your number will be permitted to reverify on WhatsApp without your passcode, but you will lose all pending messages upon reverifying – they will be deleted. If your number is reverified on WhatsApp after 30 days of last using WhatsApp, and without your passcode, your account will be deleted and a new one will be created upon successfully reverifying.
Whatsapp is making new features available in the app. Whatsapp Video calling is just close of public announcement and now they are providing the Step 2 authentication.