WhatsApp shares a verification code over SMS to check whether the user is using the same number as mentioned. However, in the past, WhatsApp users might have received scam messages and calls posing as people helping them and hacking into the chatting platform.
No matter how much smart users think that they are, they may end up falling for such scams. In such a case, it is essential to know the right hacks that can prevent hackers from reading your conversations.
It is essential to keep a track of what third-party can access such as photos, videos, contacts, etc. The users must check their privacy settings to ensure that no sensitive information is shared with others. Tap on WhatsApp Setting > Account > Privacy and check the settings like Last Seen, Profile Photo, About, and Status. Any message from unknown senders can be blocked easily or reported to WhatsApp.
The users can enable two-step verification on their WhatsApp account by setting up the six-digit PIN that will be used to unlock the account. This can be set up using an SMS verification code as it will prevent hackers from opening the account even after the code as it will require the PIN. Just go on the WhatsApp Setting > Account > Two-Step Verification. Then enable it and follow the instructions on the screen that will help in setting the verification.