WhatsApp has been working on another new feature called Flash Call. As the name suggests the functionality will allow users to log into their accounts swiftly while leaving the old verification process of logging into the app via a 6-digit code sent on their phone for authentication. So an alternative to the verification procedure is under development that will be quick as well as easy. The feature will be available in a future update of WhatsApp.
According to a fresh report from WABetaInfo, the Facebook-owned instant chatting app is developing a new feature that helps users to log into WhatsApp quickly. The feature known as Flash Class is in the WhatsApp beta for the Android 220.127.116.11 update. This is an automatic verification method over call to quickly get verified to log into WhatsApp.
The report notes that using the Flash Call feature WhatsApp will call your phone number and then automatically end the call, verifying the last phone number in your phone’s log is equal to the number that gives you the 6-digit code. This automatic verification method is a safe method of login as all mobile numbers are different and one cannot trick.
The company is also said to be working on an introduction for the feature to explain why it needs permission to make and manage calls and access to your phone’s log. As of now the feature will be brought to Android users only and won’t be implemented on WhatsApp for iOS as it doesn’t offer any public API to read the call history.
The automatic verification method, Flash call, will be optional. You can go for the old mentioned method of logging into WhatsApp confirming the 6-digit code received via SMS or call. Keeping privacy in mind the messaging app is said to never use the user’s call history for any other purposes. However, it will just compare the last entry from your call history with the phone number that’s supposed to call you. This feature will not be used for other situations as per the report.
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