WhatsApp is finally rolling out a basic feature to protect your account

WhatsApp is finally rolling out a basic feature to protect your account

WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging platform, is rolling out a major update that will finally allow users to link their accounts to an email address for authentication purposes.

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Good news for WhatsApp users, Meta has just launched a much-awaited feature now, which aims to enhance the security of your account. Last updatedversion 23.24.70 of WhatsApp for iPhone, introduces email verification functionalityas reported by WABetaInfo.

Thanks to this new feature, which is already present in many other services, users can now authenticate their WhatsApp accounts using email verification. despite of SMS verification remains an optionEmail verification is a welcome alternative, especially when you find yourself in a situation where cell coverage is poor.

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How to enable email verification on WhatsApp?

At this moment, The feature is only available to specific users in the beta version, but it should be rolled out quickly to all users over the coming weeks. If you’ve already received the update, you should now be able to see the changes in your app.

To link an email address to a WhatsApp account, it’s very simple. Follow the following procedure:

  • Open the WhatsApp application, then press A list of three points At the top right of the screen
  • Click on sessionS, then account
  • Click on New “Email Address” section, Click “2-Step Verification”
  • Enter your email address, then confirm
  • Go to your inbox, locate the email sent by WhatsApp, and enter the six numbers in the email on WhatsApp
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Note that the WhatsApp version also allows you to access passkeys, which are these new authentication keys that will gradually replace passwords. However, this feature is still not rolled out to the stable version of the app. In addition, we also know that Meta is working on adding its own AI to WhatsApp, which can be accessed through a simple button.

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