WhatsApp is adding new features almost every month to make its hugely popular App a safe and secure messaging platform.
WhatsApp have officially announced new security features for iOS and Android. It is a two-step verification features where it will ask the user to choose his six digit verification code.
Two-step verification is an optional feature that adds more security to your account. When you have two-step verification enabled, any attempt to verify your phone number on WhatsApp must be accompanied by the six-digit pass code that you created using this feature.
To enable this feature you just have to go to Setting> Account >Two-step verification >Enable, and once you have enabled this feature you are asked for your email address to further secure your account, and where you can reset your six digit passcode in case you forget it.
By connecting whatsApp with your email account it will make your WhatsApp account more secure and if somebody else is trying to open and verify your WhatsApp account falsely you will get to know through mail.
Now whenever you install the whatsApp app on a new device you need to verify by entering the six digit pass code you have chosen.
If you have two-step verification enabled, your number will not be permitted to re verify 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.