WhatsApp will involve double verification for iOS and Android clients

WhatsApp will involve double verification for iOS and Android clients

Whatsapp has planned one more layer of verification preceding signing in to prevent fraud on cell phones running operating systems from Apple and Alphabet.

The feature will kick in when a client attempts to register their phone number to an alternate gadget. In such cases, they would be expected to enter an extra code separated from a SMS verification code. The requirement for a second verification layer is still a work in progress.

Whatsapp has reported past occasions where clients have offered their six-digit security code to scammers in the wake of having been tricked into uncovering it, as per WABetaInfo. The messaging app’s ‘Help Center’ exhorts clients that they ought to never share their WhatsApp verification codes with others.

WhatsApp, is a globally accessible, cross-platform centralized instant messaging, and voice-over-IP service owned by Meta Platforms. It permits clients to send text messages and voice messages, settle on voice and video calls, and offer pictures, documents, user locations, and other content. WhatsApp’s client application runs on cell phones but at the same time is available from desktop computers. The help requires a cell phone number to sign up.

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