WhatsApp beta for iOS what’s new?


WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta Program, bringing the version up to The version marked within WhatsApp Settings is and the TestFlight build is 23.23.1 (533701880).
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is rolling out a feature that allows users to associate an email address with their account, and it’s available to some beta testers!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Email address
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp beta for iOS is marked as a compatible update.
I have the same version but I don’t have this feature. Why? This feature is available to some beta testers, and it’s rolling out to more people over the coming days.
Thanks: Federico Trevisani, Hamada, and Youssef Salem, for testing and reporting!
Previous news? WhatsApp beta for Android what’s new? WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature to protect your account using an email address!
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In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we announced a new feature available to some beta testers: email address. With this feature, WhatsApp is bringing an additional access method to their platform, ensuring that users can sign in to their account in case they are temporarily unable to get the 6-digit code via SMS due to certain reasons. After installing the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS update, which is available on the TestFlight app, we discovered that WhatsApp is rolling out the same feature to some beta testers on the iOS app!

With the latest update, there may be a new section within your account settings called “Email address”. In this section, users can associate an email address with their WhatsApp account, providing an alternative means of access to their account. This email address feature serves as a valuable backup, particularly for scenarios where users may temporarily not have access to their registered phone number or face difficulties in receiving SMS messages. Once the email address is verified, users will also have the ability to log into the app using their email address, but it’s important to note that they will still be able to log into WhatsApp using the default method, which involves requesting a 6-digit code via SMS.

While linking an email address to a WhatsApp account will provide an additional way to log into the app, it’s important to note that users will still need a phone number to create a new account, and they will always have the option to log into their account using their phone number. This means that WhatsApp is not replacing phone numbers with email addresses, but they are just providing users with an additional access method. In addition, this feature is entirely optional, so the decision to enable it is entirely up to you.

A feature that allows users to associate an email address with their accounts is available to some beta testers who install the latest update of WhatsApp beta for iOS from the TestFlight app, and it’s rolling out to more people over the coming days.

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