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WhatsApp is introducing an email verification feature with the latest iOS app update

With a staggering user base of over 2.7 billion worldwide, WhatsApp consistently introduces new features and updates to keep its vast user community happy. The recent development in this regard is the widespread rollout of an email verification feature, a move previously hinted at by Meta’s app.

As reported by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is currently working on an update that will allow users to link their accounts to an email address. This functionality, which allows users to verify their accounts via email instead of SMS, was initially tested in beta and is now being rolled out to all iOS users.

The 23.24.70 update for iOS is now available on the App Store, and while the official changelog doesn’t provide detailed information about the new features, it looks like WhatsApp is rolling out the email verification feature widely.

It is essential to note that this option does not replace SMS verification, but serves as an alternative. This can be useful in scenarios where, for example, users are in areas without mobile coverage and still need to log into their WhatsApp accounts.

To add an email address to your account, navigate to the Your Profile tab, select the Account menu and tap Email Address. WhatsApp emphasizes that the email address provided will only be used for account access and will remain invisible to other users.

For users who have not yet received the feature, accounts are expected to receive the update gradually over the coming weeks. The email verification feature is currently accessible to iOS users who install the latest WhatsApp update from the App Store. Make sure you have updated to this version if you want to explore the new feature. The feature could also come to Android soon.

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Additionally, users may notice a redesigned interface with a new green color. In other news, WhatsApp recently introduced large group voice chats on iOS and Android and a new privacy feature that allows users to hide their IP address.

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