How to prevent WhatsApp hacking?

WhatsApp has billions of active users worldwide. If we don’t secure our WhatsApp account, then the chance of account hacking is high. In this article, we will discuss various methods to tighten the security of your WhatsApp account to prevent hacking.

1.Enable two-factor(2FA) authenticaton

Single-factor authentication(SFA) simply uses the password or passcode to authenticate a user. We can increase security by using two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication provides the first factor as a password, the second factor is usually either a security token or a biometric factor, such as a fingerprint or facial scan. In other words, two-factor authentication adds an additional layer of security to the authentication process which will make it harder for the hacker to hack.

Firstly, we need to enable two-factor authentication for your WhatsApp account. To do this follow the steps.

  • Open WhatsApp Settings.
  • Tap Account > Two-step verification > Enable.
  • Next step is to enter a 6 digit PIN for your account and confirm it.
  • Provide your email account for better security, tap next.
  • Confirm email addesss

2.Logout from WhatsApp Web sessions

If you are using WhatsApp Web, don’t forget to log out from the account. The signed-in WhatsApp web sessions will allow others to access your Whatsapp account. To avoid this, open the WhatsApp web sidebar, click the vertical 3 dots and log out.

In conclusion, we can easily improve WhatsApp security by following the simple steps mentioned above. To import Whatsapp stickers to the Signal app read our tutorial.

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