WhatsApp has started rolling out the two-step verification feature to users of its Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps. The security feature was available to beta users for quite some time now, but it has now been made official.
The feature allows you to create a six-digit pass-code that'll be required whenever your phone number is being verified on the app. The two-step verification feature can be activated by heading to Settings > Account > Two-step verification > Enable.
The feature also allows you to add your e-mail address, something which is optional but can be useful in case you ever forget your pass-code.
Keep in mind that WhatsApp won't verify the accuracy of the email address you enter, so you need to enter it carefully to make sure that hat you're not locked out of your account if you forget your pass-code.
For more details on the feature, head to the Source link below.
Glad WhatsApp is improving and improving :)
You don't have to set it up if you don't want to. Its an option added for enhanced security. :)
Pass code? I thought the main purpose of Whatsapp invented is to get rid of the tedious process of logging in and putting in password. What the heck is this! They advertise Whatsapp as "NO MORE PASSWORD! JUST INSTALL AND USE! SO EASY!: