WhatsApp to add two-step verification to desktop app and web version

WhatsApp is working on improving its desktop and web versions with another update. The Meta-owned messaging platform will soon add two-step verification for its desktop users which will protect them from unauthorized logins.

WhatsApp two-step verification

WhatsApp to introduce two-step verification for desktop users soon

As reported by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on the ability to add two-step verification to its desktop app and web version. This will provide users with more control over account logins.

WABetaInfo notes:

When there is a registration of your WhatsApp account, after entering the 6-digit code, a personal PIN will be required to log into the account. WhatsApp wants to make it easier to manage two-step verification everywhere, so they are working on introducing the feature on the web/desktop client in a future update.

(…) It will be possible to enable or disable the two-step verification on the web/desktop client. This is very important especially when you lose your phone and you do not remember your PIN.

Currently, the app provides users with an auto-generated six-digit code when they try to log in to WhatsApp via a new smartphone. The code is sent to the user’s registered mobile number with the name.

On desktop, if a user logs in to WhatsApp, they do not need a PIN. Instead, they have to open the desktop client, then log in by scanning the QR code on the screen. The platform then syncs all chats, images, and videos to the desktop app or browser.

Since the feature is currently under development, we do not know when it will be available for public beta testers.

WhatsApp is working on a feature that allows users to pause voice recordings on the desktop version of its app. The functionality allows users to pause a voice message and continue it later without having to record another message. While a little late to desktop, the feature is already available in the beta version of WhatsApp for iOS

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