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UAE's TRA on how to secure Whats App, Snapchat

The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority advises residents how to secure their social media accounts in two steps

15:34 February 15, 2018
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Dubai: Social media users in the UAE can worry less about hackers gaining access into their accounts by following two simple steps.

The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority on Thursday took to Twitter to explain how WhatsApp and Snapchat accounts can become more secure.

WhatsApp already encrypts conversations but to make it harder for people to access your account, just follow the two-step procedure:

Open the app and go to Settings, select Account, and then click on the Two-Step Verification.

Once users select Enable, you can then enter a six-digit pin when prompted. You'll also need to enter an email address for WhatsApp in case you forget your passcode.

To protect your Snapchat account, the TRA advised residents to open the app, and tap the Ghost icon at the top of the screen. Click on Setting, and select Login Verification.

 

After tapping on the Continue button, social media users will then receive a verification code by SMS.