Meta-owned, instant messaging platform, WhatsApp has been working to secure its login process. The platform will add an extra layer of security while login into user accounts on both Android and iOS users.
The update first reported by WABetaInfo involves a double verification code procedure.
“After releasing the ability to customize our privacy settings by excluding some people from seeing our information and the extension Code Verify to check the integrity of the code of our WhatsApp Web version, the company is now developing another feature to improve user security on WhatsApp by asking for a double-verification code,” said WABetaInfo.
When the feature will be released to beta testers, any successful attempt to log into our WhatsApp account from another device requires an additional verification code to confirm, noted WABetaInfo.
WABetaInfo writes, “When the first attempt to log into a WhatsApp account is successful, another 6-digit code is needed to complete the process: in this case, another message is sent to the owner of the phone number to alert them about an attempt to log into their account. So people will be aware from WhatsApp that someone is trying to log into their account, and they will not share the second verification code to complete the process.”
WhatsApp will be the first instant messaging app to use the double verification login process.