Friends, if you use internet or social media, then you must have heard the name of your 2 step verification. In today’s time, everything has become online, whether it is studies or jobs, even now people are very fond of shopping online at this time.
We use two-step verification for security purpose. This is our Gmail account, social media account, online transaction, etc. makes it safe and secure.
If you use the internet a lot, then it is very important to be aware of two-step verification. There is only one main reason for all the social media accounts or Gmail accounts that are hacked at this time and that is that 2 step verification is not enabled in those accounts.
Let us know in full detail about two-step verification in today’s article.
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What is 2 step verification?
Two-step verification which we also know as 2 Factor Authentication. The short name of 2 Factor Authentication is 2FA.
Two-step verification doubles our security. We use it in our bank account, Gmail account, social media account, etc. Helps to increase security.
Often people keep the username of all their accounts different but keep the maximum password the same. So that if the hacker gets to know the password of any of your accounts, then he can easily hack your other account as well.
But if you have enabled 2 step verification in your own account. So even if the hacker will know your password, even then your account will not be able to hack.
Because whenever we login with our account after 2 step verification, then we have to follow 2 steps.
By now you must have understood what is 2 step verification or 2FA? Let us now know about the benefits of 2 Factor Authentication.
Advantages of 2 Step Verification (2FA)
The best thing is that 2 step verification increases the security of your account. You can also say that it doubles the security of our account.
- It prevents unauthorized login and keeps online transactions safe and secure.
- Whenever you login to any platform, you have to follow 2 step verification. Even if someone comes to know the password of your account, even then he cannot login with your account.
Disadvantages of 2 step verification
- It doesn’t have any major disadvantages. If you have enabled 2FA on your account, then every time you login, OTP is sent to your registered mobile number or email id.
If by chance your mobile number or email gets closed, then in such a situation you cannot login quickly from that account. There may be a problem logging in.
How to enable 2 step verification on whatsapp?
This will be the same PIN that you would have set while doing two-step verification on WhatsApp. Let us know how to enable 2 step verification on whatsapp?
Step 1. First of all you open whatsapp app in your mobile and click on more option (3-Dot on Right side).
Step 2. And now you open the setting option and click on the account option.
Step 3. Now you will see a two-step verification option, click on that option.
Step 4. Now select any 6 digit PIN from here. Select such a pin which you can remember easily.
Because whenever you login on WhatsApp, that pin will be needed.
You must have come to know very well about two-step verification after reading this article. Two-step verification increase the doubles security of our account.
Due to which our account remains safe and secure. I would also recommend that you also keep 2 step verification enabled.