Never too much security, right? Even more when it comes to the main means of communication for many people, with contacts and sensitive data.
Today, Facebook announced a new layer of security already available on WhatsApp Messenger which we strongly recommend that you all activate as soon as possible: two-step verification.
The feature that was already in tests for a few months was very simple / quick to activate: just go inside Settings (on WhatsApp itself), "Account" area, select "Two-Step Verification" and touch "Activate". You only need to create and confirm a six-digit password (hint: avoid 111111, 112233, 123456 and the like) and then, optionally, enter a recovery email. Ready! ?
With this enabled, you will need to enter your six digit password whenever you register your phone number associated with WhatsApp on a different phone, a simple but effective method of preventing someone else from impersonating you in extreme cases. As a way to make sure that the person does not forget his six-digit password, WhatsApp also starts asking for it periodically before it is opened (do not be daily or anything like that, don't worry).
(via Phone Arena)