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WhatsApp may soon get a ‘login approval’ feature similar to Instagram and Facebook
Over the years, WhatsApp is something we have all become accustomed to. In many ways, it has become an integral part of our daily lives. With WhatsApp now widely used for things like office communication, group video calling and even payments, securing the popular app is more important than ever. To make it better, the developers seem to be working on a new feature called “login approval” that will increase the security of the platform.
As it turns out, this feature is said to be in development and has not been released to beta testers. According to a WABetaInfo report, WhatsApp users will receive an in-app notification if someone tries to log into their accounts. This is similar to other Meta-owned platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.
The prompt will display information such as the time someone tried to access your account and possibly the name or model of the device trying to access it. This will make it safer for those who frequently switch between devices. It’s also faster compared to the traditional authorization method that requires users to enter an OTP, and can come in handy if you don’t have your primary device nearby.
Combine the login approval feature with the two verification code system and hackers will certainly have a hard time gaining unauthorized access to your chats. Since the developers of WhatsApp have not given any specific time frame when it will be available, we guess it may take some time before it is rolled out to the general public. If you’re interested in trying it out, make sure you’re part of the WhatsApp beta channel.