WhatsApp Finally rolls out the Step-2 verification in its stable version. Two-Step Verification feature was under testing for few months now. This feature will protect your account from unauthorized access, as it provides an additional layer of security.
You can enable the two step verification in WhatsApp by going through the Settings > Account > Two-step verification > Enable. As its an optional features you can also disable the Step 2 verification by adding up the email address in the given field.
Here’s what 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.
The Step Two verification is available in the latest version of WhatsApp. Download it from play Store its live now.