Tips to secure your WhatsApp account from being hacked

February 15, 2018

NEW YORK: You will hardly find anyone who owns a smartphone and does not use WhatsApp.

In today’s age, when family members and colleagues share almost everything from pictures to documents with each other over WhatsApp, it becomes imperative to have an additional layer of security to protect all that information.

There are quite a few WhatsApp hack tools out there in the market today, and at least some of them are simply too clever at what they can achieve as spy apps. We do not endorse looking at someone else’s messages, but you may just have a good reason to do so, and that is just what these WhatsApp hacker tools are for.

While SIM and phone passwords are effective, WhatsApp has its own security measures to ensure that no one can access your data without your permission.

Here are some simple steps to protect WhatsApp accounts:

1. Open the WhatsApp app

2. Tap on ‘Settings’

3. Select ‘Account’

4. Select ‘Two-step verification’

5. Tap ‘Enable’

6. Enter 6-digit PIN

7. Tap ‘Next’ and repeat the PIN

8. Add an email address

9. Tap ‘Next’ and repeat the email address

10. The two-step verification has now been enabled

This security feature significantly increases the hurdles that a third-party would have to get over to break into a user’s account.

More tips:

Chat safely

Watch out for scams

Deactive account on lost/stolen phone

Lock WhatsApp with a PIN or pattern

Hide photos from gallery

Restrict access to your profile

Manage Whatsapp web effectively


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