WhatsApp starts a new security system that prevents starting a new session on the web or in the application for computers if the fingerprint is not used to unlock. This not only makes it difficult for someone to spoof the WhatsApp session, but it also paves the way for future multi-device use.
A new change officially begins in the world’s most used messaging app: WhatsApp Web and the desktop app make it harder for anyone to spoof a user’s session
Additional security for WhatsApp Web
The novelty extends to all users of the famous messaging application, as long as they use the beta and the stable app. This was announced by WhatsApp itself in their social networks, the help website has also been updated.
From now on, to connect to the web or the computer application it will be necessary to authorize access via the biometric system available on the mobile. In other words, it will be necessary to put the fingerprint as the previous step to read the QR code; or use facial recognition unlock if the phone is iPhone or Android mobile with 3D facial recognition. In the event that the device does not have said biometric system, the web login system will not suggest changes.
With biometric authentication WhatsApp is getting ready so that we can use the same account on multiple devices. The change comes with the new web login interface, an interface that has been in beta for WhatsApp for a few weeks. Of course, we don’t know when multi-device use will be activated: for now, what is already happening between us is the obligation to use the fingerprint when starting WhatsApp Web. Little by little, it will appear on all mobiles.
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