Just yesterday, WhatsApp announced the introduction of the ‘Built-in AI Chatbot feature’ in its latest beta update. The feature, which makes things smoother and more convenient for users, hopes to engage in AI assistance within the app. Now, the Meta-owned platform is rolling out the WhatsApp email verification feature that allows users to link an email address to their account.
WhatsApp Email Verification Feature
As reported by WABetaInfo, version 23.24.70 of WhatsApp for iPhone, released today on the App Store, adds the email verification feature. The WhatsApp email verification doesn’t replace SMS verification, but it works as an alternative when users are in an area without cellular coverage and need to log in to their WhatsApp account. The feature was previously available to WhatsApp beta users and is now rolling out to general users worldwide.
Initially, WhatsApp relied only on phone numbers and OTP SMSes to verify and authenticate users. This presented a challenge for users who were stranded in places with poor cellular coverage. However, with the new feature introduced, everything has changed.
According to the messaging app platforms, the new functionality makes it easier for users to access their accounts and keeps private information private. For users who are hesitant to give their email addresses to strangers or their contacts, this offers an extra degree of security.
How to Verify Email on WhatsApp
Step 1. Turn on the settings in WhatsApp
Step 2. Click on account
Step 3. Click on the Email address
Step 4. Then Enter your email Address
Step 5. Enter the 6-digit OTP received on the email address.
Consequently, it should be noted that the email address is only used for authentication, so you still need a valid phone number to use WhatsApp. Although it hasn’t been made public yet, WhatsApp has been working on a new feature that would allow users to set a shared username rather than a phone number.