How to enable two-factor authentication in WhatsApp for Android

When you set up WhatsApp on a new device, you will need to verify the number using a unique password. You can also add an additional layer of security to your WhatsApp account by using a PIN. Before you can install WhatsApp on your smartphone, you'll need to enter the one-time password that was sent to your registered number. This will be in addition to a six-digit pin. It ensures that you have two layers of protection, and is why it's called 2-factor authentication. This is how to enable two-factor authentication on WhatsApp for Android.
How to enable two factor authentication in WhatsApp Android

Although it may seem obvious, please ensure that WhatsApp Messenger is installed on your smartphone before you start using it.

Open WhatsApp on Android. Tap the three dots in the upper right corner. Tap Settings. Source: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central Tap Account. Select Two-step verification. To set up your PIN, click Enable. Source: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central Enter your six-digit PIN. If you forget your PIN, add an email address to reset it. Click Done to confirm your email address. Source: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central

Your PIN will be required to set up WhatsApp again, on a new or reinstalled phone. If you forget your PIN, it's simple to reset it. However, you should make sure that you have an email address so you don’t lose access to your account.

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