WhatsApp plans to release a “double verification code” feature to improve user account security. The feature will add an extra layer of security before logging into a WhatsApp account. WhatsApp is working on this feature for a future update to the WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS, WhatsApp tracker WABetaInfo reported.
The website also shared a screenshot of the feature. Once deployed, users need an additional verification code to sign in to another device. The messaging app works on this feature to protect users’ accounts even if they are tricked by scammers into sharing their six-digit verification code.
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“When the first attempt to connect to a WhatsApp account is successful, another 6-digit code is required to complete the process: in this case, another message is sent to the owner of the phone number to notify him of an attempt to login to their account,” WABetaInfo wrote.
The second verification code will notify people that someone else is trying to log into their WhatsApp account. The feature is still in development and its release date is still unknown.
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The messaging app also allows undeleting messages for a future update. This feature will allow users to restore their deleted messages. This feature is also under development. Once the feature is deployed, a user can restore a deleted message by clicking “undo”. Users will have a few seconds to restore the message.