A while back WhatsApp introduced end-to-end encryption to insure no one taps your data before it gets to the destined individual. As a measure to beef up its security it has recently introduced a two step verification procedure summoned every time you register your number with WhatsApp.
How to set it up
- Open WhatsApp and tap on options.
- Select settings.
- Select Account.
- Tap on Two-step-verification.
Here you will be asked to enter a 6 digit code that you will use as one of the two step verification process followed by our email address (an optional step).
The other verification process is the code generated by WhatsApp that is then sent to your mobile via SMS or a voice call.
All this security from a messaging app that is also working on a sent message revoking feature. Is this now not overkill?