After a long wait, WhatsApp has finally begun rolling out two-step verification on the Beta version of its chat app. To be a Beta tester, all you need to do is register here to gain access to the Beta app.
If you’re one of the few who are currently using the Beta version of the chat app, all you need to do to activate two-step verification is to go into settings and access your Account options.
Once there, tap on the two-step verification option. You will then be asked to input a six digit password as well as an email address. If you forget your password, you will be retrieving your account via this entered email address.
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When you’re done inputting your password and email address, two-step verification will be activated on your active phone number. From this point forward, activating WhatsApp with the corresponding phone number will require your passcode, or the email account you registered to reset it.
Again, this is only available for the Beta version (2.16.346) and it will probably be a while before you will see it on the official app itself.