WhatsApp should become more secure

WhatsApp should become more secure

WhatsApp wants to make communication more secure: In the new beta version of the app, a note has now appeared on how users should be clearly identified. But not every WhatsApp user should like the step.

WhatsApp: More security for the web version

Messenger WhatsApp is not only available for Android and iOS, but also in a desktop version. WhatsApp Web makes it possible to read and write messages on the computer. Up to now, logging in has been done by simply scanning a QR code – you already have WhatsApp on your desktop. There will be a change here soon, as the last beta version of WhatsApp‘s Android app shows.

According to instructions in the app, WhatsApp would like to regulate the identification of users via fingerprint in the future. To log in to WhatsApp Web, the finger is put on briefly, as WABetaInfo reports. It is currently unclear whether this will be the only way to log in to WhatsApp Web in the future. Perhaps the QR code will not disappear completely and the fingerprint will remain optional. In this case, more users could certainly make friends with the new login principle.

WhatsApp: New identification in the web version
WhatsApp: New identification in the web version. Image: WABetaInfo.

Messenger, which is part of Facebook, was sometimes criticized for its rather simple access to the web version. A one-time login and ticking the box “stay logged in permanently” is basically sufficient to no longer have to identify yourself. You only need a permanent internet connection on your mobile phone. A smartphone that has only been stolen for a short time can therefore be enough to gain access to chats, pictures and videos unnoticed.

WhatsApp: New identification not yet official

WhatsApp has not yet commented publicly on the new function, so a presentation is still pending. It is not yet known when the new identification via fingerprint will be introduced on Android and iOS.