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WhatsApp is introducing a second one-time password (OTP) for logging into an account on a new device

WhatsApp is introducing a second one-time password (OTP) for logging into an account on a new device

According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is going to introduce a feature that would provide an extra layer of protection before a user is permitted to log in to a WhatsApp account. The feature is likely to be added to the instant messaging app’s beta versions for iOS and Android in the near future.

WhatsApp may soon ask for a secondary verification code after apparently testing a feature that allows users to revert message deletion. This means that if you try to log in to WhatsApp on a new phone, you’ll need a second verification code in addition to the one you received via SMS.

“On another phone, the number +********** is already in use for WhatsApp.” You must confirm another verification code to ensure that your account is under your control. You must wait for the timer to finish before sending the code for added security. “Enter the code here when you get it,” says a screenshot obtained by WABetaInfo.

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According to reports, this functionality is being launched to protect users’ WhatsApp accounts from being hijacked or hacked, as has happened in the past. Scams like this usually occur when users share the OTP that WhatsApp supplied them with a bad actor who can use it to seize control of their WhatsApp account.

This new security feature may be intended to prevent users who unintentionally reveal their 6-digit OTP. After a period of time has passed since the functionality was published, a second 6-digit code will be delivered to the user’s phone number. The OTP message will inform the user that someone is attempting to enter into their account, and this should prevent users from sharing the second 6-digit code.

RELATED: WHATSAPP UPDATE: WhatsApp may let users edit sent text messages.

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Tariq Ahad is Editor Technology at Pakistan Lounge and joined in May 2021. Formerly Sub editor technology at a news website

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