In recent years, we’ve seen the arrival of features that demonstrate this. From the integration of biometric technology such as an access padlock to the app to temporary messages, many functions have been added to the platform to guarantee more private conversations.
Now, the popular instant messaging application owned by Meta is testing a new feature that would allow its subscribers to protect their account with a password from the web version.
This extra security feature would be well received by WhatsApp users if we consider that the current linkage system between a mobile device and a PC would have certain weaknesses.Until now, for a person to access someone else’s WhatsApp account from a PC, all they have to do is scan a QR code with the account holder’s mobile device.
It is true, there are many ways to prevent someone else from accessing our cell phone or WhatsApp account to carry out this process, but let’s face it, the attention that most people pay to these hacks is still low.
WhatsApp with passwords on the web
This gap would be about to close with the integration of a security method that, although it could be close to disappearing, is much more familiar to most users: a password.
From WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is developing for the web and desktop version the option to block the account by using a PIN or password, which will be optional.
This goodness would work in the same way that it does in mobile apps, with the difference that there would be no biometric option to access the account.
Additionally, it is important to recognize that this PIN would be for a single use or, rather, for local use. In other words, the password will not be saved in the WhatsApp account, which means that if you forget it, you will only have to carry out the linking process with the mobile again to access the platform from its web version.
The function, for now, is under development, so we are far from seeing it in the stable version of the service. However, it would be a great resource that more than one would appreciate.