How to best use 1P for WhatsApp second step of authentication?

jmjmjmjm
edited April 24 in Android

I see that WhatsApp does have the option of setting up extra security for ones account. It appears it is a 6 digit ("static") passcode (PIN). WhatsApp will periodically ask for this same passcode when you launch the app (this helps you remember your code).

Because it isn't a login as such but rather one "simply" enters a 6 digit PIN when periodically prompted I wasn't sure how to best store such easily forgotten information in 1P. Is this where one would use...."Notes?

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  • periperi

    Team Member

    Hi @jmjm. I'd recommend saving that code in a one-time password field for the WhatsApp Login item. That way, 1Password should be able to fill it after you've filled your username and password.

  • jmjmjmjm
    edited April 24

    Thanks @peri for the post.

    Just to let you know there is no username and password for WhatsApp. (One sets up a WA account using only one's ph. #.)

    So it is only this "permanent" PIN that needs to be stored. And that is why I was thinking that establishing a "traditional" login might not be the best way to store this one piece of information.

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    @jmjm:

    You could also consider creating a login item with your phone number as username, and your WhatsApp code as password.

  • I had saved the 6 digit PIN as a note only so that it couldnt' be "lost" ie in case I forgot it. But do you know from experience that 1P for Android will be able to recognize the WhatsApp popup "asking" for the PIN so it will be populated instantaneously?

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    @jmjm:

    I don't have an Android device to test it at the moment, so it would be great if you could try it and report back. In any case, I think it's better to store it in a Password of Login item instead of a note: at least it will be easier to copy and paste it.

  • jmjmjmjm
    edited April 25

    No 1P doesnt recognize the popup with the WhatsApp app. So as a Secure Note or Login makes no difference i.e. either copy and paste or type it in.

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Thank you for the confirmation @jmjm :+1: And certainly, use whatever works best for you: I personally use a Login item since WhatsApp is effectively an account, with the phone number as username, but a Secure Note can certainly work for you as well.

  • FYI (the WhatsApp pop-up):

  • periperi

    Team Member

    @jmjm There's no easy way to fill into this field, as it's not a typical login field. You can save the password as a Password item, Secure Note, or really in any category you prefer.

  • Understand @peri. I just wanted to post the "login" to complete this thread.

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Thank you for that :+1::)

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