Social media platforms usually offer its users several ways to secure their accounts like password support and two factor authentication. You don’t need a password to log into WhatsApp but now they have incorporated two factor authentication which is awesome.
Two factor authentication is an added layer of security incorporated by companies so that you can give enough evidence that you truly own the account. It prevents a case where a malicious person would want to take over your account and the extra steps might stop the hacker on their tracks.
WhatsApp has now incorporated two factor authentication on the app which is great news if you want to further secure your account. It is easily enabled on settings. Just go to settings > account > two-step verification and click enable. After enabling the feature, you will be asked to enter a 6 digit passcode which you will be asked when you register your phone number with WhatsApp.
You will also be asked to enter an email address (optional) which will be used by WhatsApp to send a link to your email to disable the two factor authentication if you forget the six digit passcode. WhatsApp recommends that you provide an accurate email address so that you wouldn’t be locked out of your account.
WhatsApp has warned users not to click links in your email to disable the feature if you didn’t ask for it because someone is probably attempting to verify it. They will also periodically ask you to enter your passcode to “help you remember it” and there is no option to disable this without disabling the feature.