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Latest WhatsApp beta adds two-step verification features

The latest beta version of the WhatsApp messaging app has finally added two-step verification features for better security.

Published onNovember 10, 2016

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People who are signed up to get the beta version of WhatsApp can now try out the long awaited two-step verification features. This should allow for the popular messaging service to offer better security for its users.

WhatsApp now has a billion monthly active users (and so does Gmail)

The new beta, with the version number of 2.16.346, shows the new two-step verification in the app’s accounts menu. If you enable it, the app will ask you to type in a six-digit passcode; this code will need to be used when you register a phone number with WhatsApp. You will also be asked to type in your email address just in case you want to reset your passcode.

Again, this feature is in the beta version, but that means it will likely be added to the stable version of WhatsApp in the coming weeks. If you can’t wait that long, you can go ahead and join the WhatsApp beta program. You will be able to get early access to a number of cool new features, such as the ability to send GIFs. You will need to go to the Google Play Store and sign up to access the beta version. In the meantime, are you glad that WhatsApp is finally adding two-step verification?

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