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.
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.
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.