New changes should be released soon to increase security on WhatsApp for users. At least that’s what the information of a website specializing in WABetaInfo messenger suggests. The company is working on a new feature that aims to add an extra layer of security for logging in to an account.
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The WhatsApp security update is being tested on both Android and iOS mobile phones. It is worth noting that WABetaInfo is a portal that disseminates the findings of Messenger present in the trial version (beta) and also in the platform code.
How will the platform increase security on WhatsApp?
The security change refers to an increase in the two-step verification feature. Whenever someone tries to log in to WhatsApp, a 6-digit code will be sent for verification and confirmation. The transmission itself is carried out through some other means of communication of the User.
However, if the login is approved, the new security layer will send another 6-digit code for verification. In other words, there will be a new phase in the standard two-step verification currently in use. This greatly enhances the security on WhatsApp and ensures more difficulty in getting account hacked by third parties.
There is no chance of this security update being released yet. However, it is already in the testing phase of the messaging platform.
See additional tips to protect your cell phone
Now that you understand what a security update is on WhatsApp, know that there are some very simple tips that can help keep your data secure. This is not just for cell phones, but it can help protect the information contained on any other technological device.
1 – Change your passwords frequently;
2 – use two-factor authentication;
3 – Do not leave your passwords saved on your cell phone;
4 – use different logins and passwords, always try not to be obvious;
5 – do not click on suspicious links;
6 – do not give your data to unknown people;
7 – Beware of SMS, WhatsApp and email messages;
8 – Only install official apps from official stores (App Store and Play Store).