WhatsApp is working on a solution to the problem of logging into your account without a phone number. Currently, users can connect to their WhatsApp account with OTP verification via SMS. However, if your phone number is no longer active or your phone is stolen, you won’t be able to receive the SMS and log into WhatsApp. To address this issue, WhatsApp is testing an Email verification feature that allows users to log in to their accounts using email in addition to their phone number.
The Email verification feature is currently available in beta versions for Android and iOS. Users can find it in the newly added Account settings section. Setting up the feature is easy – users simply need to enter their email address, which will not be visible to others. They will then need to verify their email address. If users do not verify their email addresses, they will be prompted to do so, and a button will appear to resend the verification email.
WhatsApp Introduces Email Verification Feature in Beta Versions for Enhanced Security and Convenience
While the email verification feature is currently only available to a small number of people using the beta version of the app, it is expected to be rolled out to everyone soon. WhatsApp is continuously working on improving user experience and safety. In addition to the email verification feature, they are developing alternative profiles that can be seen by restricted users, AI-powered support chat, and major visual changes such as a bottom navigation bar and new color schemes for message bubbles.
These updates are aimed at making WhatsApp more secure, user-friendly, and visually appealing. With the email verification feature, users will have an alternative method to log into their accounts if they are unable to receive the OTP via SMS. This will provide more flexibility and convenience for WhatsApp users, particularly in situations where their phone number is no longer accessible.