WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook or Telegram, are some of the applications that allow us to make it difficult for lovers of others with this double verification system, and we will tell you below how to activate it in each one of them to keep safe Your privacy.verification
The instant messaging giant incorporated this feature only a few months ago. To activate it we will have to do it (as in the rest of applications) from the own adjustments of the same one. We will access via Settings> Account> 2-step verification> Activate.
We will have to enter a code of six digits that will serve us later to activate the account in any other device. It is also important that we register an email, since careful, if we want to register our phone number but we do not have the six-digit code and we do not provide an email, we will not be allowed to activate the WhatsApp account until after seven days.
Another application owned by Facebook that also has this security system is the photographic social network Instagram . The application incorporated two-step verification soon after WhatsApp and since then we can activate it to protect ourselves. To do this we will have to access from our profile and go to “Authentication in two steps”.
We will activate the option and the application will send an SMS with a code to our mobile phone (if we have not added it yet we will do it from Profile> Edit profile> Phone number ). Now we will validate with the code of six digits that we have received and we will make a capture of a series of codes that will provide us Instagram, that will serve us in the case that in the future we could experience problems to receive them by SMS.
Facebook was one of the first applications that offered us the verification in two steps and is that, it is well known the interest that its creators have in safeguarding the privacy of its users. To activate it we will have to go to the security settings and from there to “Security and login”.
Once inside, we will click on “Configure a method of authentication of second factor” and here we will begin the configuration. It will be then when we receive a message in our phone with the code that we will have to apply and ready, it will be activated.
In the case of the social network of 140 characters, the procedure is very similar to that of Facebook. In order to activate the verification in two steps in Twitter we will access from the mobile application to our account. From here we will have to click on “Privacy and Security”.
A screen will appear with our personal data, and we will enter the option “security” that will take us directly to the activation of the verification in two steps. Again, we will receive a code on our phone that we will have to enter to activate it whenever we log in from any device.
Another instant messaging application, Telegram, also allows us to protect ourselves with this system and to activate it we will go to the settings inside it, and we will choose the option “privacy and security” . Here we will look for the “two-step verification” and will ask us to enter a password of six numbers.
We have to remember this password, because unlike the other applications, we will not receive a message , but this password will always be required to access. Once we have chosen it, the application will send us an email with a link that, once we click on it, will activate the system.
Finally we go with the ephemeral social network, Snapchat. To ensure our account and your privacy we will open the settings menu in the gear icon in the upper right of the application and select the option “Login verification”.
Now the application will ask us to enter our password and then send us an SMS with the code that we will have to enter to activate the verification. If at some point we are going to change phones, we can request a recovery code , which we will have to save in order to be able to enter it later in our new phone.
As we see, 2-step verification is a measure that is gradually being applied in all large applications, especially those handling sensitive content of their users. Either way, it is important that we take great care when activating it and having our email account and telephone number properly linked, otherwise, our account may end up blocked, it obviously shows that the system it works.