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WhatsApp Is Testing A New Feature Called Flash Call

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WhatsApp is working on a new account verification feature, after some of the ‘one-time password scams’ experienced recently. This feature, called Flash Call, will allow accounts to be verified with an automatic call from WhatsApp.

As you know for the verification process when installing WhatsApp one-time password is being used. The verification process with this password, which is used to use WhatsApp by connecting the phone to the line, cases of fraud had become the center.

The verification codes shared with people who claim to be WhatsApp employees can be used by some users. hijacking accounts had caused. WhatsApp, which warns its users about this, is also preparing to offer a new feature to take a security measure and prevent the problem.

With the new feature, account verification will be done with an automatic call:

The name of this new feature, displayed in the Android beta version 2.21.11.7. Flash Call. With the feature that asks users to access their call history and is active if allowed, users will receive an automatic call for verification instead of a six-digit code. Verify after this call is answered automatically will be realized.

If users do not want to allow access to their call history or want to continue the verification process with the code, the feature able to disable. The feature is currently in the testing phase and is only available to users who are included in the beta program. Flash Call is expected to be available to all WhatsApp users with the upcoming updates.

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Verification by call is actually not a big innovation. Many applications offer this method as an alternative for password renewal and account verification.

Source :
https://www.gadgetsnow.com/apps/whatsapp-otp-scam-this-upcoming-feature-may-reduce-the-risk-of-your-account-getting-hacked/articleshow/82854538.cms

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