WhatsApp is reportedly adding a new security feature so that people can protect their accounts from potential scammers. According to a feature tracker, this feature is called Login Approval, and it is currently under development. This will be based on the two-step verification feature that the instant messaging platform already offers. With this feature, users can receive alerts inside WhatsApp when a user logs into an account from another smartphone. Recently, it was reported that WhatsApp is working on adding the ability to see past group participants on iOS.
according to a report good WhatsApp Feature Tracker by WABetaInfo, Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp is rolling out beta version 220.127.116.11. Feature Tracker has spotted a new security feature called Login Acceptance, which is currently under development, and may be released as part of a future update.
As per the report, the rumored login acceptance feature will send in-app alerts to users when another user tries to log into their accounts from another smartphone. A user will reportedly be able to log in only after getting approval from the handset from where the account is already logged in. This feature is said to reduce the risk of the user’s account and information being stolen.
WhatsApp already offers two-step verification feature. The login acceptance feature can also reportedly protect users if they have inadvertently shared their six-digit security code. According to the purported screenshot shared by the WhatsApp feature tracker, the alert also displays the time when an attempt was made to log in and details about the phone.
According to a recent report, WhatsApp is also working on adding the ability to see old group members with the beta version of its iOS client. The alleged update was released to a limited number of beta testers. The report says that the feature may have a wider roll out to more beta testers in the coming weeks.