WHATSAPP users have been asked to enable two settings to ensure their accounts are protected from hackers.
Due to the large pool of potential victims of 2 billion people, it is not uncommon for cyber crooks to target WhatsApp users.
But TikTok tech expert Milad Alemi, known as @letsdodiz, has advised WhatsApp users to use two security settings to keep their accounts more secure.
WhatsApp finally allowed the service to be used on multiple devices at the same time in July.
This safety feature, recommended by Alemi, is important if you have WhatsApp on more than one phone.
This also comes in handy if you want to take advantage of WhatsApp’s feature that launched last week, which means you can use two different phone numbers to send messages on one device.
While the feature is currently only available to a handful of Android users, it’s expected to roll out to even more people in the coming weeks, according to WABetaInfo.
But cyber criminals might find a way to exploit this new button to take over your account.
Just follow these steps:
- Open Whatsapp > Settings > Account > security notifications > Turn on the switch Show security notifications on this phone.
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If someone tries to change your settings, a code notification will be sent to your main device.
Meta-owned WhatsApp offers users the ability to create a PIN code for users to access their accounts for added security.
Users can also add an email address to reset the six-digit code if they forget it.
Once the two-factor verification feature is enabled, you will need to enter your PIN when registering your phone number with WhatsApp again.
This feature can be turned off at any time, but it will prevent hackers from adding your account to a new device.
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