WhatsApp beta for Android 2.22.18.17: what’s new?

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WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 2.22.18.17.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is working on some improvements for the upcoming login approval feature, for a future update of the app!

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Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Login approval
Status? Under development
Availability? WhatsApp is working on bringing this feature in a future update of the app.
I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why? This feature is under development so it is not ready to be released to beta testers, but you can read this article to discover how this feature works.
Previous news? WhatsApp is working on screenshot blocking on Android beta
LOGIN APPROVAL

In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android 2.22.17.22 update, we announced that WhatsApp is working on a new security feature called login approval. Thanks to this feature, every time someone tries to log into your account, you will receive an in-app alert about this event. After releasing the WhatsApp beta for Android 2.22.18.17 update, we discovered that WhatsApp keeps developing this feature by presenting a particular section of the app:

As you can see in this screenshot, when you try to log into your account from a different phone WhatsApp will ask you to confirm you moving your account to the new phone. This security feature will prevent other people from logging into other WhatsApp accounts when they receive a 6-digit code from them. This section shows up when you try to log into your account from a different device, and you need to confirm this action from the device where your WhatsApp account is active. At the moment, we don’t have details about what happens when you want to log into your WhatsApp account and you don’t have your previous device with you, but there is an option called “Didn’t receive the notice?” that may help us in this situation. When we have additional news to share with you, we will post an additional article.
This feature is still under development and it will be released in a future update of the app.

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