WhatsApp tests unknown login alert and more

according WhatsApp established itself as one of the most popular messengers in the world, successive scams aimed at stealing user accounts began to appear, always taking advantage of increasingly sophisticated methods.

Luckily, the messenger has been putting a lot of effort lately into eliminating the vulnerabilities that make these practices possible, either by fixing bugs or adding new layers of security. this time like noticed by WABetaInfoWhatsApp has started testing a new type of alert created precisely to prevent account theft.

Identified in the latest beta version of WhatsApp for Android (2.22.17.22), the novelty is a notification that appears on the smartphone screen whenever someone tries to log in with an account on an unknown device. With this, the user always has the option to approve the connection or not – even if he has already provided his verification code.

In addition to alerting the user to a possible invasion of their account, the novelty also displays information such as the model of the device on which the connection attempt is made and the time of the request. This data can be essential in determining whether your conversations will actually be opened on a known device.

As it is at a very early stage of its development, login approval is not yet accessible even to WhatsApp trial version users.

Overview of the reaction

Another novelty Found by WABetaInfo in one of the latest versions (22.16.0.75) of the WhatsApp beta, this time for iOS (available on TestFlight), is the ability to see reactions to messages directly from the chat list, without having to open the conversation to see which emoji was chosen.

As you can see in the image above, the reaction in question appears with its respective emoji before the message itself, highlighted in quotes. This preview appears even when the user disables reaction notifications in the messaging settings.

Still in the development phase, it is not yet known when and if this preview will arrive for all WhatsApp users.

new official channel

Like Telegram, which has long had review channels, WhatsApp is testing a new official chat where users can ask questions about the platform, receive privacy tips and stay up to date with news, all in an automated way.

In addition to login approval, this novelty has also been identified by WABetaInfo in the beta version of the messenger for Android, this time in version 2.22.17.10. The chat in question is always highlighted with a green seal.

The channel, like a regular conversation, is end-to-end encrypted and can be blocked at any time if the user does not wish to receive new notifications on his mobile phone. always according to WABetaInfothe novelty appears in the app’s chat list as soon as WhatsApp sends its first message to the user.

Again, there is no information on when this new channel will start appearing for general users.


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