Set Up Two‐Step Verification for WhatsApp on Android

This article teaches you how to protect your WhatsApp account with two-step verification on your Android.


  1. Open WhatsApp. It’s a green and white chat bubble icon with a phone receiver inside. You’ll find it on the home screen or in the app drawer.
  2. Tap . It’s at the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Account.
  5. Tap Two-step verification.
  6. Tap Enable.
  7. Create a passcode. Type a 6-digit code that you’ll remember, then type it again to confirm. It’s important to choose a code that you’ll remember, as you’ll need it to register your phone number with WhatsApp.
  8. Enter your email address. Type the address once, then type it again to confirm as per the on-screen instructions.
    • If you lose your 6-digit code, you can have a reset link sent to this email address.
  9. Tap Save.
  10. Tap Done. Two-step verification is now enabled. Now you will have to enter your code each time you install (or reinstall) WhatsApp on any device.