Currently, the most popular messaging application in the world has a verification system that sends a six-digit pin code when trying to install WhatsApp on another mobile device. The code is unique and changes each time a new phone number or device is verified.
In addition to having a two-step verification that adds security to user accounts when logging in.
This two-step verification is an optional feature and in most cases, users do not enable it because it involves a series of steps that require an investment of time.
📝 WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124: what’s new?
WhatsApp is working on a new security feature called login approval, available in a future update of the app!https://t.co/6GyfUGyIy6
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) August 5, 2022
What is the new WhatsApp security feature about?
Now, WhatsApp is adding a new layer of security that will send in-app notifications when someone tries to log into your accounts.
The notification that will be sent in WhatsApp will ask users for permission to perform such action through a popup like the one you share WABetainfo on your doorstep.
As you can see in the image that was shared by WABetaInfothe pop-up window that will request your permission to be able to log in to WhatsApp on another device, it will also provide information about the time the action is being attempted.
You can even see that additional information will be added about the device that is trying to log in with your account, however it has not yet been specified what type of information will be shared. It will probably show the model of the device, but nothing is confirmed for now.
When will it be released to the general public?
This new security feature for WhatsApp it is still in a development phase, so it is not yet available for beta testers of the application.
This means that it is also not known if it will finally be released for the general public. So we will have to wait a few weeks to find out how this all ends.