WhatsApp May Soon Launch A New Safety Feature For Its Users

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By Anushka Saxena - 
Updated: 7th Aug 2022 13:28 IST
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    What is the Working of WhatsApp’s New Feature?

WhatsApp is developing a cool new feature. This may make it more challenging to break into a user’s account on the application. A report on the subject came on August 5 by WhatsApp updates tracker WABetaInfo. The Meta-owned service is developing a feature that will notify users when an unrecognised device tries to log in to their account on the app. Because WhatsApp includes a significant amount of personal data. Furthermore, taking this action may help you protect your account from brute force hacking efforts.

Also Read: How To Use Voice And Video Calls On WhatsApp on PC: Step-by-step Guide

What is the Working of WhatsApp’s New Feature?

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As per the image posted by WABetaInfo, the popup will display details like the person attempting to connect to the app. Moreover, the time of the login attempt and the name of the device from which the login attempt was made is also displayed. Moreover, in turn, this adds an additional degree of security on top of the one-time password-based approach. That is currently accessible to create an account on the app. The functionality may assist you to determine whether the login attempt was performed from an unfamiliar person or device.

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Undoubtedly, users may activate WhatsApp’s six-digit security PIN to enable two-factor authentication for their accounts. Users will be able to refuse login requests if they are unable to identify the person. Also, if a device trying to enter into their account thanks to the enhanced security prompt. The addition is the most recent effort to strengthen the security of the service.

It’s vital to keep in mind that the feature is still in the works. Because of this, it is unclear when the feature will release and whether users will need to update to a certain version in order to use it. When ready, both Android and iOS users will be able to use the functionality.

Also Read: WhatsApp is Testing a New DP Privacy Feature For Android Users


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Highlights of the Story
  • WhatsApp service is building a feature so that users know when an unknown device attempts to login to their account on the app.
  • The prompt will also provide time of log in.
  • It is not entirely clear as to when the feature will roll out.

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