A report from WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp beta features, shared screenshots of an Instagram feature that prompts beta users to opt for two-factor authentication using WhatsApp . In the screenshots, the user can select WhatsApp as the medium to receive the password.

How it Works

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is a security system that requires two separate forms of identification to gain access to something. This adds an extra layer of security. This feature will be optional, and if users don’t feel safe, they can still enable app authentication to generate 2FA codes, according to app analyst Alessandro Paluzzi. After enabling, Instagram will ask for the phone number of the account owner. At the same time, there will be a note that reads: “Before we can confirm your WhatsApp account, let’s add your phone number. WhatsApp will not store any of your information.”

Paluzzi also confirmed that the code will still also be sent to SMS if a user opts-in to the WhatsApp 2FA option.

Currently, Instagram is also working on a revamped experience on the web with the ability to post photos and videos through its website. To look at it from a different perspective, it will be useful for users as WhatsApp will soon support multi-devices, 9to5Mac said in the same post. It will be the perfect alternative if the smartphone of the user is turned off or not with them.

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