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Major security feature under testing by WhatsApp: Report

WhatsApp appears to have no intention of slowing down, as the business is working on a slew of new features. According to a new source, the platform is now testing a crucial security feature for its desktop and online versions.

WhatsApp will implement two-step authentication for the sole purpose of increasing security since many users rely on this messaging software for both professional and personal purposes. While the online and desktop versions of the service currently enable biometric verification, the new one will provide customers with extra security and protection against fraud.


Users of desktops and applications will soon be able to enable two-step verification. According to the snapshot provided by WaBetaInfo, there are two choices for enabling this functionality. WhatsApp allows you to create a PIN or add an email address.

“When you register your WhatsApp account, you will be requested to provide a personal PIN after inputting the 6-digit number.” WhatsApp aims to make it easier to handle two-step verification everywhere; thus, the capability will be added to the web/desktop client in a future update, according to the report.


Mobile users already have access to the same capability. As of now, it is uncertain when this will be accessible for public beta testers, as the quoted source states that the feature is still in the early stages of development. However, this functionality is scheduled to be available on WhatsApp this year.

Mobile users may now activate fingerprint authentication as well as two-step verification. If someone steals your smartphone, they will not be able to access your WhatsApp chats since the app will prompt them to enter a security PIN or scan their fingerprint.