WhatsApp has launched a new Security Center To increase security awareness for users on your platform on your website. WhatsApp has Android, iOS, Windows and web apps for regular and business users.
It highlights some of the key security features offered in its app:
WhatsApp urges users to be more proactive about their online security and be aware of the steps they can take to protect themselves from scams, fraud and security breaches. Users can enable two-step verification by adding an additional six-digit PIN that will be asked before switching to a new phone. They can also report suspected fraud and disruptive behavior by other users.
On iOS v184.108.40.206 beta, WhatsApp has some new designs including showing the profile picture on the settings button at the bottom left of the screen. In group chats, to avoid accidental calls, they are making it a two-step process. The call button will now open a popup with audio call and video call options. It’s also rolling out the Updates tab to some beta testers. This will be the new home for status and channel updates.
On Android v220.127.116.11 beta, users will be able to assign profile icons to group participants. This may make it easier for participants to easily identify others with visual images. This feature was temporarily unavailable due to previously unknown reasons. There is also a change in emoji keyboard placement. The emoji category bar has been moved to the bottom and the GIF, Sticker, and Emoji tab has been moved to the top.
An interesting new addition to the WhatsApp beta on Android is the Discover channel. This under-development feature could enable users to receive news and updates from people they want to follow. The list can be sorted by recently added, popularity and alphabetically. Users can find new people or businesses they want to follow in this tab.
Finally, WhatsApp is moving to Material Design 3 for its Android app. It has a modern and fresh look, consistent with the rest of the Android 13 UI. Currently, the update is only visible in the Settings menu’s toggles.