Soumya Prakash Pradhan

Staying connected with friends and family has become easier than ever thanks to the popular messaging app, WhatsApp.

However, to ensure the security of our conversations, WhatsApp has already introduced two important security features - two-step verification and end-to-end encryption.

And now, Meta (formerly Facebook) has announced that more security features will soon be introduced to make WhatsApp accounts even safer.

Accounts protect:

This new feature aims to provide users with an extra layer of protection while making it easier to switch to a new device.

After the update, WhatsApp may ask you to approve the switch on your old device in the upcoming months.

This will help prevent someone else from taking control of your account. With Account Protect, users can switch devices without the fear of their account being compromised.

Device verification: 

This feature is an in-built setting in the security package that does not require any extra effort from the user.

It protects users from on-device malware attacks while they continue to use WhatsApp as they normally would. With this feature, users can be assured that their account is always protected.

Automatic security codes:

With Automatic Security Codes, WhatsApp is making it easier for users to check if their chats are encrypted and secure.

Users can now check for a secure connection by tapping on the encryption tab under the contact's information.

This feature, called "Key Transparency," allows users to automatically verify that they have a secure connection, ensuring that their chats remain private.