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WhatsApp is working on a ‘login approval’ feature to help prevent hacking

WhatsApp is working on a ‘login approval’ feature to help prevent hacking
The Siliconreview
08 August, 2022

The login feature will notify whenever an unknown device attempts to log in to the accounts

WhatsApp is currently one of the most popular instant messaging applications globally. The application accounts for a large number of WhatsApp users. Whatsapp, thus, has an onus to keep the data of its users. The messaging platform offers regular features and security updates to make the application safe and easy to use. Despite these new security features, hackers exploit new ways to breach accounts and steal personal information and data. Currently, WhatsApp is working to introduce a new 'login approval' feature. Similar to the double verification feature announced earlier, the new feature will prevent accounts from being stolen. The user will get an in-app alert whenever someone tries to log in to their account, adding an extra layer of security.

The login feature will notify the users whenever an unknown or a new device attempts to log in to the accounts. Through the screenshot shared by the WABetainfo, users will be asked to either allow or deny the login attempt. Also, users will get to know the time of login attempt and the device used. When will the feature be available? The feature is currently under development and is not disclosed when it will be available for users.