WhatsApp has introduced several features for account security and privacy in recent years.
Now you can use 2-factor authentication feature in this messaging app or encrypt Google Drive backup data.
Recently, WhatsApp also introduced a tool called Account Protect and Device Verification to protect accounts from hackers.
But now a feature is going to be a part of WhatsApp which users have been feeling the need of since the beginning.
The Meta-owned app will soon be able to use your email address for account verification.
Currently every user’s WhatsApp account is linked to a phone number and if the number is lost (phone lost or stolen) then access to the WhatsApp account is also lost.
Considering this, WhatsApp is working on providing the facility of account verification through email address.
WABetaInfo reports that this feature will be optional and is currently in beta version.
Basically, this feature will be similar to sign-in for other apps and will work when the phone is not available for some reason and you want to login to WhatsApp on another device.
This feature is currently in beta so it’s hard to say when it can be rolled out to all users.
This feature is also important because the multi-device feature in WhatsApp is now available to users through which it is possible to use one WhatsApp account on 4 phones simultaneously.
But it currently requires scanning a QR code.