WhatsApp, the popular online instant messaging application for sending text, photos, videos, documents, and other files, is frequently questioned about its end-to-end encryption. The app’s developers offer periodic updates to give consumers confidence in the app’s security. Now with the latest update, WhatsApp developers have included a new security extension to the WhatsApp web service called Code Verify, which makes the platform safer than before.
Seeing as it previously permitted users to access the messaging service simultaneously on various platforms, it has become critical for WhatsApp to protect consumers on its Web version, just as it does on its mobile app.
NEW: You can now use a tool called Code Verify to automatically check that the code for @WhatsApp Web has not been tampered with. Learn more, including how to install this browser extension here: https://t.co/iXgLVvyMM6 pic.twitter.com/hZiB2V2t6L
— Will Cathcart (@wcathcart) March 10, 2022
As a result of the launch of multi-device functionality, the company has seen a rise in individuals accessing WhatsApp via their Web browser via WhatsApp Web. Google Chrome now has a new security feature called Code Verify that adds another layer of security, making it more secure for consumers. Once you’ve scanned the code, the extension will display the security status in real-time, giving you a continual indication of whether you’re safe or not.
#WhatsApp introducing Code Verify browser extension to add an extra layer of security to end-to-end encryption when people use WhatsApp on the web.https://t.co/jVp5oSpmu3 pic.twitter.com/PzLkZKJuDa
— Saadh Jawwadh (@SaadhJawwadh) March 10, 2022
According to WABetainfo, the extension functions as traffic signal. The green status means that the code for your website has been checked and is safe. The yellow light indicates that a potential danger has been found, and the red light indicates that the validation has failed and the code of the page does not match, and you will be notified.
If a user uses the internet on a daily basis and is concerned about their security, this function may be useful to them because they will know that they are protected by the security layer, which will notify them when the risk is calculated. Also Stay tuned for the Firefox plugin, which has been confirmed by the company.