10/02/2017 2:16 PM IST | Updated 10/02/2017 2:20 PM IST

WhatsApp Introduces Two-Factor Authentication To Improve Security

WhatsApp will now let the users set a code to use with the mobile number.

Dado Ruvic / Reuters

NEW DELHI-- WhatsApp on Friday rolled out a two-step verification process for all devices to enhance the security of users' accounts.

WhatsApp has been working on two-step verification for the past several months.

"When you have the feature enabled, any attempt to verify your phone number on WhatsApp must be accompanied by the six-digit passcode that you choose," WhatsApp said in a statement.

Users can activate the two-step verification process by going into 'Settings' and then tapping the 'Account' where they can enable 'Two-step verification'.

The new feature will be available to all 1.2 billion WhatsApp users across iPhone, Android, and Windows.