Is it normal that Whatsapp keep asking for your two step verification PIN in a certain frequency? Like once a week for example. I noticed this behavior on my phone. Is something to worry about or it's normal?

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As per WhatsApp FAQ I would like to believe this is normal, for security reasons and to prevent one from forgetting their PIN

Two-step verification is an optional feature that adds more security to your account. When you have two-step verification enabled, any attempt to verify your phone number on WhatsApp must be accompanied by the six-digit PIN that you created using this feature.

and that...

To help you remember your PIN, WhatsApp will periodically ask you to enter your PIN. There is no option to disable this without disabling the two-step verification feature.

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    I find this really dumb because I use a password manager, No matter how many times it asks for the PIN I'll just never remember it (heck I don't even know it in the first place).
    – Alvin Wong
    Nov 30, 2018 at 11:36
  • @AlvinWong Meta are pretty dumb in general when it comes to security. You'd think a big tech company of that scale would know what works and what doesn't. Oct 5, 2023 at 1:57

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