Popular messaging app WhatsApp may be expanding the ability to add two-step verification to its desktop app and web version.
Two-Step Verification is a crucial security feature that provides additional protection to user accounts. According to Mashable, it will also be available on WhatsApp Web and Desktop, making it harder for cybercriminals to steal a user’s profile.
Enabling WhatsApp’s two-step verification is now only possible through mobile apps on iOS and Android, but it will soon be allowed to enable this additional security technique in the browser and desktop versions of the program.
Your WhatsApp account will be linked to a 6-digit number and email address using this approach. Enabling it ensures that no one else can access your WhatsApp; only you will have access to it, and its configuration is strongly recommended.
It can also be adjusted via WhatsApp Web and Desktop, according to WABetaInfo, however, this is not yet available for all users. The processes and alternatives are the same; you’ll be able to enter a code and email address, which you’ll need to save in a secure location, or just be reminded if you ever need to recover your account due to losing your WhatsApp PIN.
You can change both the code and the email later, and you can even eliminate two-step verification, but that’s not recommended. This setting can be located in the settings and accessed through the chat area.
The problem now is when this essential security feature, which currently exists in the mobile version of WhatsApp, will be available.
It will probably appear soon, and if so, it will be one of the first new features of WhatsApp Web in 2022. When you do, you will be able to use WhatsApp Web’s two-step verification feature.
You won’t need to update, but if you’re using WhatsApp Desktop, you’ll need to upgrade to the latest version with this feature.