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This new WhatsApp security feature will keep hackers away

WhatsApp users will soon get a new security feature, called Login Approval. Know how it will protect your WhatsApp account.

| Updated on: Aug 06 2022, 21:48 IST
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1/5 WhatsApp users can now use a feature called quick replies to create shortcuts for the messages you send to your contacts most frequently. This can include media messages, such as images and videos. It can be noted that the maximum number of stored quick replies allowed is 50. (Pixabay)
2/5 How to create quick replies: It can be noted that in order to set quick replies, you need to have a WhatsApp Business app. Then tap More options, Business tools, Quick replies. Then tap on Add and click Message to create your desired message. Tap shortcut to set the keyboard shortcut for your quick reply and then click on SAVE. (Pixabay)
3/5 How to see default replies: In order to see default replies you will have to open a chat, tap Message, and type "/", or tap Attach then Quick Replies. (REUTERS)
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4/5 How to use quick replies as an attachment: Open a chat, Tap Attach > Quick Replies. Select the desired quick reply. The message will automatically appear in the text input field. Edit the message, or simply tap Send. (Reuters)
5/5 How to use quick replies from the text input field: Open a chat, tap Message, then type "/". This will pull up all your quick replies, including default replies. Select the desired quick reply. The message will automatically appear in the text input field. Edit the message, or simply tap Send. (Reuters)
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WhatsApp account security to get tightened with this upcoming feature. (Pixabay)

Despite the multi-level steps and security checks on WhatsApp, hackers and online scammers always find a way to attack unsuspecting users! From end-to-end encrypted messages to two-step verification, WhatsApp has tried to protect users from the potential threat of fraudsters. Now, WhatsApp is reported to have taken another step towards making this online messaging space even safer by introducing a new security feature that will protect users from online hackers and scammers.

The WhatsApp updates tracker WabetaInfo shared, "After announcing double verification code, a feature under development to prevent people from stealing other user accounts, WhatsApp is now developing another feature to protect users so they can receive in-app alerts when someone else is trying to log into their accounts!” This new feature is called Login Approval which is expected to build over the existing two-step verification system.

WhatsApp will be MORE secure!

The WabetaInfo report shared some glimpses of this upcoming security feature which suggest that when someone else tries to log into your WhatsApp account, you will get a login request. You will have to accept the login request by approving it. This will be a great way to block any suspicious login to your account by anyone other than you.

“So people will finally be able to deny a login request if someone is trying to log into their account because they wrongly shared their 6-digit code,” the report mentioned. Additionally, the new security alert will also report some other useful details such as the time of unknown login and other information about the phone.

However, it is still unclear when users will be able to get this feature on their WhatsApp accounts as it is still under development.

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First Published Date: 06 Aug, 21:48 IST