WhatsApp is preparing to offer two-step authentication for desktop users in a significant upcoming upgrade. This is to keep them safe from unauthorized access. The instant messaging app owned by Facebook (Meta) will give you more power. This planned feature can be enabled or disabled. Although this feature is still in development, when it is released, it will provide better protection for WhatsApp users on the desktop or browser.
If you log into WhatsApp on a new smartphone, it will prompt you for a six-digit code that will be emailed to your WhatsApp-registered phone number. To use WhatsApp on a computer, simply launch the online version of the app, and it will sync your chats, photographs, and videos to your browser. Currently, there is no need for a PIN.
To enhance and authorize access into desktop WhatsApp chat, “A personal PIN will be required to log into the account,” says WABetaInfo.
The WhatsApp tracker WABetaInfo notes, “WhatsApp wants to make it easier to manage two-step verification everywhere, so they are working on introducing the feature on the web/desktop client in a future update.”
“It will be possible to enable or disable the two-step verification on the web/desktop client. This is very important especially when you lose your phone and you do not remember your PIN. You can restore it by requesting a reset link, but if you are temporarily unable to log into your mail account,” adds WABetaInfo.
“This feature is not available right now but WhatsApp is planning to release it in a future update when the feature is ready,” he adds.