Instagram: How can second-factor verification WhatsApp be used?

Lima, July 15, 2021Updated on 07/15/2021 03:19 am

This week Facebook launched Security Checkup, thanks to which you can check the security of your account Instagram. With the help of this new tool you will be able to recover your account, in case you have lost access due to hacks or similar situations.

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Among the recommendations that Facebook makes to its users is the activation of the two-step verification. In this last point, what has attracted the most attention is that the second authentication factor could be your account WhatsApp, instead of an SMS message.

In case your Instagram account is hacked, your own app it will help you get it back. All these functions will be available in the new section “Security check”, Which was released this week in the app.

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The security check will guide you so you can recover your account. To do this, you will need to review recent logins, your profile information or update the contact information in the account such as email or phone number.

One of the most frequent recommendations is to activate two-step verification. In the coming months, the option to use the WhatsApp account to receive the verification codes from Instagram will be activated.

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Currently it is possible to use an app like Google Authenticator or an SMS for two-step verification from Instagram. According to Facebook, the alternative of adding WhatsApp as one of the alternatives will arrive in the coming weeks in some countries (which were not defined by the company).

Once this function is available, the mechanics will be identical to what we have been using since SMS messages. When you log in to Instagram on a new device, a code will be automatically sent to your WhatsApp. You must enter this code in order to use your account normally.

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