WhatsApp continues to introduce new features to its app to increase functioning despite controversy over its privacy policies in India. Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, recently confirmed three new features coming to the messaging network. According to recent reports, WhatsApp is planning to implement a new approach to account verification.
WhatsApp Verification through Flash Calls
If you switch smartphones and try to log in to your WhatsApp account on the new device, you may notice that WhatsApp requires an OTP (One Time Password) to confirm your identity. However, in the current WhatsApp beta version, a new function named "Flash Calls" was recently spotted Which allows you to use phone calls to authenticate your WhatsApp account.
The Flash Calls functionality was just spotted in WhatsApp for Android beta version 184.108.40.206, according to reputable WhatsApp tipster WABetaInfo. According to the source, the mentioned feature is currently in the works.
How Is It Suppose to Work?
The Flash Calls feature allows you to authenticate your WhatsApp account in a matter of seconds. When you try to log in to your account using this new method, the app will call your phone number and then disconnect it after a few rings. The last phone number in your call log will be matched to the number that will provide you with the 6-digit code to verify your account. You will be logged in if your credentials match.
It's important to note that you'll need to grant the app access to your call logs as well as permission to make and handle phone calls on your smartphone. Because Apple does not provide a public API for reading call history, iOS users will be unable to use the feature.
The Flash Calls feature will only be available on WhatsApp for Android once it is ready to roll out, and it will most likely be optional. Furthermore, WhatsApp will not utilise your call history for any other purpose than comparing the phone numbers on your smartphone.
In a future version, WhatsApp will make this function available to the general public. However, no date or timeframe has been set for when it will be available in the stable version of the app.