WhatsApp has become something we have all become accustomed to over the years. In many ways it has become an integral part of our daily lives. However, with WhatsApp being widely used for things like office communications, group video calls, and even payments, the popular app’s security is more important than ever. To improve this, it seems that the developers are working on a new feature called ‘login approval’ that will increase the security of the platform.
It turns out that the feature is reportedly in development and has not been released to beta testers. According to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp users will receive in-app alerts if someone tries to log into their accounts. This is similar to other Meta platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.
The prompt will show information such as the time when someone tried to access your account and perhaps the name or model of the device trying to access it. This makes it safer for those who frequently switch between devices. It’s also faster compared to the traditional authorization method that requires users to enter OTP and can be useful if you don’t have your primary device to hand.
Combine the login approval feature with the system with two verification codes and hackers will surely have a hard time gaining unauthorized access to your chats. Since WhatsApp developers haven’t shared a clear time frame on when it will be available, we think it could be a while before it rolls out to the general public. If you want to try it, make sure you’re part of WhatsApp’s beta channel.