WhatsApp Is Planning To Launch Two-step Verification For Desktop Users

Two-step verification, a crucial security feature that provides extra protection to user accounts, will also be available on WhatsApp Web and Desktop, making it more difficult for cybercriminals to steal users’ profiles.

The two-step verification feature of WhatsApp is currently only available in the mobile apps on iOS and Android. Still, it will soon be available in the browser and desktop versions of the application as well. Using this method, the WhatsApp account will be linked to an email address and a 6-digit phone number. Activating it ensures that no one else can access WhatsApp; only you will have access, and configuring it is highly recommended.

It can also be adjusted through WhatsApp Web and Desktop, according to WABetaInfo. However, this is not yet available to all users. You’ll need to enter a code and an email address, which you’ll need to save in a safe location or just remember if you ever need to recover your account after you lose your WhatsApp PIN. You can also remove two-step verification later, but this is not recommended. The setting may be located in the settings, accessible through the chat box.

Now, WhatsApp’s mobile version will have this essential security feature. The feature will likely appear soon, and if it does, it will be the first new feature of WhatsApp Web in 2022. As soon as you do this, two-step verification will be available on WhatsApp Web. You won’t need to update, but if you use WhatsApp Desktop, you will need to update to receive the latest version with this feature.