WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 126.96.36.199.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is working on a new security feature to protect your account using an email address, and it will be available in a future update of the app!
|Name of the feature?||Email address – security feature|
|Availability?||WhatsApp is working on bringing a new security feature using your email address to 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 discover a preview in this article.|
|Thanks:||Swakshan, for testing and reporting!|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52: what’s new? WhatsApp is rolling out a new interface for call notifications!|
In April, WhatsApp announced new security features. These features include preventing unauthorised attempts to move a WhatsApp account to another device, a protection against malware from taking advantage of a user’s phone by using their WhatsApp to send unwanted messages, and automatic security codes to make the security code verification process easier. However, WhatsApp keeps working on additional features to help us better secure our WhatsApp account. Specifically, thanks to the WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206 update from the Google Play Store, we discovered that WhatsApp will introduce a security feature to protect our accounts using an email address!
As you can see in the attached screenshot, WhatsApp is working on providing new ways to protect your account. Specifically, WhatsApp will ask for your email address in order to protect and verify your account. Since this feature is currently in development, there is no available information about the specific situations in which the email address will be useful to enhance the security of our WhatsApp accounts.
Even though we have limited information, we think it’s essential to give users new tools to protect their accounts. In addition, this feature should also help users verify their accounts in certain unspecified situations. It’s important to note that this feature will be optional and it’s different than the one that asks for your email address when configuring the two-step verification.
The new security feature to protect your account using an email address is under development and it will be released in a future update of the app. As always, we plan to publish an additional article when we have further details about this feature to share with you.
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