More secure than ever.
Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has officially enabled two-factor verification on its app to make for a more secure messaging experience. The update is activated automatically and does not need a software update.
It is an optional feature, but we would suggest that you turn it on, considering that online threats nowadays is getting more serious.
You can turn on the feature by heading into the account settings menu and look for the two-step verification option. To turn it on, you would need to provide a 6-digit passcode that will be randomly entered as the app would continuously check for a secure connection.
This follows the recent update that end-to-end encryption has been activated on one of the most popular messaging platforms available – meaning only you and the person you are talking to will be able to see the messages.