WhatsApp set to get login approval feature to prevent account hacking
According to reports this week, Meta Platform Inc.’s WhatsApp is improving its user safety features even more. The messaging service is apparently working on a brand-new security feature in this version that would let users protect themselves from prospective fraudsters. This new clause, which is known as “Login Approval,” is planned to have a layout suitable for users of multiple devices. It is expected to be created using the two-step authentication mechanism used by the social media firm. Sources say that with this update, users will be able to get alerts when a specific user logs into their WhatsApp account from a different device.
Additionally, it appears that the business is also working on a feature that would allow users to view prior group members. At the moment, they are primarily focusing on an iPhone-exclusive iOS version of the functionality. According to information provided by a reputable WhatsApp feature tracker, WABetaInfo, the social media giant is now testing a beta version of WhatsApp’s most recent software. There’s a chance that a future version will include the brand-new security feature “Login Approval.”
This new update reportedly includes alerting users whenever someone tries to sign into their account using a different device. Details reveal that a certain person can only log in using the same account on a secondary device after they have approved it on their primary device. Specifically, the primary smartphone where the account was previously logged on. This upgrade should assist in preventing prospective scammers from accessing some users’ WhatsApp accounts and personal information. According to the tracker report, the new function is designed to shield customers from becoming victims of account and/or information theft.
As far as we are aware, the messaging service has a two-step verification method. This is primarily intended to help prevent any unauthorized access to any user’s account on the platforms. Additionally, this forthcoming clause appears to be predicated on the same system in the event that the user already shared the security code. Furthermore, according to screenshots of the test that were leaked, the update would also notify users whenever they log in to a different device using that specific account.