Meta-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp is working on ramping up its security and privacy with new features such as the necessity of double login verifications on each new device and allowing users to undo deleted messages.
WABetaInfo reports that WhatsApp is developing a Double Verification Code security feature for its app on Android and iOS devices. Whenever any user logs in to their WhatsApp account from another device, he/she has to enter two separate 6-digit codes sent to their registered mobile number.
To explicitly inform users that someone is attempting to log into their account, WhatsApp will send an alert after the first successful OTP verification. This step is taken to protect people from unauthorized access to their accounts when they share the first 6-digit OTP after getting tricked by hackers.
WABetaInfo also says that WhatsApp is testing another feature that allows users to undo deleted messages. It will come in handy when you delete your messages by mistake which might cause confusion with the person/persons you were in conversation with.
The option to undo deleted messages will appear as a pop-up on the bottom of the screen for a few seconds after deleting any message for everyone. The deleted messages will be restored to the original ones by tapping ‘Undo’.
As mentioned earlier, both of these features are currently under development by WhatsApp not publicly available to users. When it becomes stable enough, it will be made available to Beta testers and then after some time arrive for regular users. There is no word on when the company will roll out these features.