Despite WhatsApp It is the most used instant messaging application in the world, it is not the best if we talk about functions, since Telegram, its main competitor, has better tools than the aforementioned green platform; however, WhatsApp guarantees you security and privacy, as they have end-to-end encryption, a feature where only you and the person you are chatting with are the only ones able to read, see or listen to anything sent, even backups are encrypted.
WhatsApp continues to strengthen the security of its application, because this time they are developing a tool called “login approval”, which will prevent cybercriminals from easily taking over your account, the technology portal reported. Wabeta Info.
Currently, log in to the account of WhatsApp from a third party is not a complicated task, since the criminal only has to duplicate the SIM card of your phone and open your account in a secondary mobile device, equipment where he will place this fraudulent chip so that the “code verification” arrives via SMS, the only thing you need to access and review your conversations.
HOW TO PREVENT YOUR WHATSAPP ACCOUNT FROM BEING STOLEN
“Login Approval” is currently in the beta version of WhatsApp 220.127.116.11 for Android devices, it is likely that in the next few days or weeks it will reach iOS users as well. How it works? Easy, If someone tries to access your account from another phone, your mobile phone will receive the following alert “Allow moving your WhatsApp account to another phone?”you have two options: “Allow” or “Don’t allow”, if that’s not you, choose the latter.
The new security alert will also detail some very important data, such as the time, brand and model of the smartphone where they tried to steal your account, as shown in the following image you have attached Wabeta Info in your page.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD WHATSAPP BETA FOR ANDROID
- First, enter the Google Play Store of Android and search for the application WhatsApp.
- Click on the first app that appears and scroll down.
- Find and tap on the “Become a beta tester” option. If you don’t see it, navigate to this link go straight.
- Now click on the “Become a verifier” button.
- Accept the conditions and you will have to wait a bit to start downloading WhatsApp Beta.
THESE ARE THE 10 MORE WHATSAPP FEATURES THAT OFFICIAL WHATSAPP ALREADY HAS
- Sending large files: This year, WhatsApp has left behind the rare 100 MB that it offered you as a limit to send a multimedia file, since now you will be sharing elements that weigh up to 2 GB at most.
- Chat Customization: WhatsApp Messenger already allows you to add a different background to each conversation, you can also apply a light or dark theme.
- Status “Online”: Although it has not yet reached the official application, WhatsApp is testing in its beta version who can see your connection status and which contacts this information is blocked.
- Photos and videos without compression: if you do not want to lose the quality of photos and videos, you must send them as documents.
- See statuses without them knowing, listen to audios and read messages without the blue double tick appearing: this tool has been on WhatsApp for years, by disabling read confirmation you will be able to see statuses, listen to audios and read messages without your friends knowing that you have seen the content of their conversation. Does not apply to group chats.
- Unlock app with fingerprint: Some mobiles are compatible with an important security and privacy feature of WhatsApp, since to access your account and see your chats, you must first place your fingerprint.
- automatic replies: WhatsApp has different versions, one of them is WhatsApp Business, which has the option to automatically reply to the messages you receive.
- temporary posts: in each conversation you can activate this function so that your messages, documents, photos, videos and audios disappear after 24 hours, 7 or 90 days.
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