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WhatsApp likely to receive ‘login approval’ feature; here's how it will improve security

WhatsApp working on a new security feature named "login approval". This feature will protect user accounts. Once the feature is released, WhatsApp users can receive in-app alerts if someone else tries to log into their accounts.

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New Delhi, First Published Aug 6, 2022, 2:30 PM IST

WhatsApp is a service to which we have all gotten accustomed over time. It now plays a significant role in many aspects of our everyday life. WhatsApp's security is crucial today more than ever since it is so extensively used for things like business communication, group video calls, and even payments. In order to improve this, it appears that the programmers are developing a new function called "login approval" that will raise the platform's security.

It turns out that the function is allegedly still under development and hasn't been made available to beta testers. Users of WhatsApp will get in-app notifications whenever someone tries to enter into their accounts, according to a WABetaInfo report. This is comparable to other platforms controlled by Meta, such as Facebook and Instagram.

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The popup will provide details such as the time someone attempted to access your account and maybe the make or model of the device making the attempt. Those who often transfer between gadgets will find it safer as a result. When compared to the conventional authorisation technique, which calls for users to input OTP, it is also quicker and useful if your primary device is not around.

Hackers will have a difficult time accessing your conversations without your permission when the login approval function is combined with the two verification code system. Our best assumption is that it may take some time before it is made available to the general public because WhatsApp engineers did not provide a specific release date. Make sure you are a part of WhatsApp's beta channel if you want to test it out.

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