How to turn on Whatsapps new two-step verification

Whatsapp recently added Two-step verification as an optional feature to add more security to your account. Two-Step verification sometimes called 2-Factor Authentication is a great thing to have on your mobile apps.  So we thought we just explain what it is and How to turn on Whatsapps new two-step verification.

What is Two-Step Verification

Two Step verification is a security feature that is designed to prevent anyone else from accessing your accounts or apps. even if they find out your password they still have to know a second layer of security.  Sometimes it’s a code sent to your phone, or to your email. With Whatsapp they have added a 6 digit code that has to be entered. When you enable this feature you can also optionally enter your email address. Which is handy to do because if you ever forget your 6 digit passcode you can use the email to disable it.

Whatsapp do not send an email to verify this information so if you receive one – do not click any links within the email. Infact never do that unless  you have requested something, there are too many phishing scams going around at the moment, always check first.

How to turn on Whatsapps new two-step verification

Its quite simple to turn on Whatapps new two-step verification

In your Whatsapp app on Mobile (This is using an iPhone but I think the others will be pretty much the same)

Tap Settings – Bottom Right – The Cog.

Tap Account

 How to turn on Whatsapps new two-step verification

Then Tap Two-Step Verification

 How to turn on Whatsapps new two-step verification

Next Tap on Enable

(This image shows it as Enabled as you can see you only have the option to disable)

 How to turn on Whatsapps new two-step verification

When you click enable you will go to the next screen which will all you to add a six-digit passcode

Enter that and then you have the option to add your email.

Which I would do, I realise that means that WhatsApp then have your phone and your email, but Facebook have it anyway.

Hope this helps


YouTube rolling out mobile live video

YouTube rolling out mobile live video for users with 10 thousand subs

Finally. Google’s YouTube rolling out mobile live video for users with 10000 subscribers,  yep 10,000 that’s a lot huh!

It seems ages ago when YouTube announced that they were going to start allowing mobile live streaming.    Select users have been using it for about 6 months now. Well, it’s finally here, to mere mortals – no that’s not true,  mere mortals don’t really have thousands of subs, I think I might have 100 ha! – but the top YouTubers have loads so they are the lucky ones – and even then its only starting to roll out to users with 10,000 followers, or subscribers on Youtube.

Don’t panic apparently the rest of us will get it soon!

The announcement

YouTube rolling out mobile live video

came from Youtube creators – Google Blog

Who said..

The mobile Livestreaming was integrated directly into the mobile YouTube app. To start Livestreaming, you just need to open YouTube, press Record, and you’re already live – easy! Streamed videos offer the same features as normal YouTube videos. They can be accessed via the search function, recommendations or playlists and are protected against unauthorised use. Our mobile Livestreaming is based on the stable YouTube infrastructure, so it is as fast and reliable as you are used to by YouTube. We have also worked intensively with hundreds creators to the mobile streaming experience, for example, when streaming on a boat or during live conversations with fans to improve. As a result of their feedback, we slowed down the live chat (it turned out that it was a bit too fast when 2,000 messages per second went into it!) And used us for better streaming quality on different devices.


YouTube rolling out mobile live video

In addition to YouTube rolling out mobile live video is the new Super  Chat which is a new live stream monetization tool.

What is Super Chat!

Google say 

Super Chat is like paying for that front-row seat in the digital age: it lets any fan watching a live stream stand out from the crowd and get a creator’s attention by purchasing chat messages that are highlighted in bright colors and stay pinned to the top of the chat window for up to five hours. Super Chat gives viewers a chance to add a little visual flair to their chats and gives creators a new way to keep connected to their fans while earning a little money on the side, let’s say for example, while shopping at Target or playing video games 🙂

So it’s all hotting up on the mobile live streaming front.   Will you be live streaming on Youtube when its available or sticking to Facebook live streaming?    And how do you use it?  Are you using it to promote your business or just for fun? Why not leave me a comment and a link so I can come and watch your live stream where ever you are.