Even though WhatsApp currently has a number of privacy-focused features in place, intensifying its efforts to protect users is beneficial. A second verification code is currently being added by the messaging service for safer access to a WhatsApp account from a fresh phone. Here are some specifics.
WhatsApp Double Verification Code in the Works
The development of the Double Verification Code feature, which would display a second step of verification code when you attempt to log into your WhatsApp account from a different smartphone, is hinted to in a recent report released by WABetaInfo. In addition to the current one-step verification process for the same, this will be used.
After successfully entering the first verification code, you will then need to enter a second 6-digit code that will be delivered to your phone number. There will be a pop-up alerting users to the second verification code. This is done to make sure that you are the one trying to connect into WhatsApp and not a hacker. Here is a preview of how this will go.
The creation of the function follows a recent WhatsApp fraud in which users were duped into revealing their verification codes with hackers, granting them access to their accounts. This extra security measure seeks to end this. Additionally, it seems like an intriguing concept.
There is no information on when users will begin seeing the double verification code, though. Since it is still being developed, it can take some time before beta users can access it, and even longer until it is made available to everyone. Users of Android and iOS should definitely receive this new privacy option.
In related news, WhatsApp is anticipated to roll out a number of new features for users, including the ability to modify sent messages, an undo option for deleted messages, an extension of message reactions, multi-device support, and many more. We’ll be sure to keep you informed as soon as we learn when all of these features will be available on WhatsApp. So, keep an eye out!