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Web and desktop versions of WhatsApp to get 2-step verification

WhatsApp, owned by Meta, is reportedly developing the ability to add two-step verification to its desktop app and web version.

According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp plans to bring the two-step verification feature to desktop and web versions in a future update. A screenshot provided by WABetaInfo shows that the two-step verification feature can be enabled or disabled on the web and desktop version.

“It will be possible to enable or disable two-step verification on the web/desktop client. This is very important, especially when you lose your phone and don’t remember your PIN. You can restore it requesting a reset link, but if you are temporarily unable to log in to your email account,” adds WABetaInfo.

Two-step verification is already available on the mobile app version where a personal PIN must be entered when registering your phone number with WhatsApp.

WhatsApp is also reportedly testing the ability to allow users to migrate chats from their Android device to an iPhone.

The feature was spotted in development in the latest beta version of WhatsApp for iOS v22.2.74. Currently, it is not available to everyone at this time. It looks like WhatsApp will rely on an app called Move to iOS in order to make the migration possible.