As it has come up, WhatsApp is working on a new feature through which the users will be able to log into their accounts easily. This is a Flash Call feature. Whenever a user logs in to their WhatsApp they receive a verification code of 6-digits. This is usually sent through SMS or call. Now another method has been introduced. Here WhatsApp will be making a flash call to the user for verification. The flash call feature will be faster than the SMS verification process. Also, whenever multi-device support for WhatsApp will be launched, this will become extremely useful.
WABetaInfo has shared some more details about this feature. This feature was first noticed in WhatsApp beta version 188.8.131.52. WABetaInfo said, “WhatsApp will call your phone number and then automatically end the call, verifying that the last phone number in your phone’s log is equal to the number that gives you the 6-digit code. This phone number is always different, so there is no way to trick this method, ensuring a safe experience.”
To enable this feature the users need to grant permission to WhatsApp to make and manage calls and access the phone’s log. As per reports, WhatsApp is working on an introduction for the feature to explain for what it needs these permissions. WABetaInfo has confirmed that WhatsApp will not be using the call records for any purpose other than this. It will just use the call history to compare the last entry of the call history with the phone number that is supposed to call you and not for anything else.
The report further states that this feature isn’t available for WhatsApp for iOS. Also, this isn’t mandatory so the users can use the traditional way of logging in via call or SMS. This feature is still in the development stages though.