WhatsApp is adding a number of security features to prevent hackers from stealing your accounts.
From now on, many users will begin to see more controls when transferring their account to a new phone, the app trying to verify your identity.
WhatsApp’s new security tools
The next time you try to download WhatsApp on a new device, the app will send a notification to the old phone to confirm that you’re willing to move the account to a new phone.
In accordance with WhatsApp, this function will be activated when the company detects a suspicious registration attempt. And in the worst case, if the user does not have access to their old device, they can ask the company to send them a new code.
WhatsApp is adding new background checks, which will help protect your account against malware.
On the other hand, the app also asks users to verify if their internet connection is encrypted. Right now, verifying your connection to someone involves scanning a QR code or comparing a 60-digit number, both of which you can find by tapping the Encryption tab under a contact’s information sheet. In the future, tapping the tab will automatically check if your connection is secure.
A new calling
In addition, WhatsApp is repeatedly asking users to use the official app of the service and not download the unofficial clients like Plus, Plus Red, GB, Gold and more.
In accordance with WhatsApp these apps are developed by third parties and “do not comply with the Terms of Service.”
“These apps put privacy and security at risk. If you use them, there is no guarantee that your messages or data, such as your location or the files you share, will be private and secure. It is possible that your account will be temporarily or permanently suspended ”, he refers.