WhatsApp, one of the most popular instant messaging platforms, is introducing a new security tool to safeguard your account. For enhanced protection, there is a new section called “Email address”. It allows users to correlate an email address with their WhatsApp account.
“After installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 update, which is available on the Google Play Store, we discovered that this feature is now available to some beta testers,” WABetaInfo said in a statement.
According to the report, the email address will be used to assist users in gaining access to their accounts in specific circumstances. If you wish to see if this functionality is already accessible for your account. You just have to go to WhatsApp Settings > Account > Email Address, where you may set it.
According to the sources, this function is optional, but it is suggested to activate it if you want to log into your WhatsApp account on another device via email but keep in mind that SMS is still an option.
“Even though you choose to associate your email address to your WhatsApp account, you will still need your phone number to create your account and you will always have the option to log into your account using your phone number,” WABetaInfo, a news organization, said.
Your phone number will continue to be the primary identification for your WhatsApp account, and it will be required to log in. The addition of the “Email address” function is meant to improve the entire WhatsApp experience by increasing security and providing users with an additional means to access their accounts.
This feature, which allows you to safeguard your account with an email address, is now available to a small group of beta testers who have downloaded the most recent WhatsApp beta updates from the Google Play Store. In the next weeks, it will progressively become available to more people.