A new feature on the Meta-owned platform WhatsApp allows users to access their accounts on a computer by using their email addresses. The feature is presently under testing.
Users of iOS and Android smartphones will be able to add their email addresses to the application with the new functionality; however, the conventional login process, which involves sending a one-time passcode (OTP) to users’ cell phones, will remain accessible.
This development addresses a longstanding issue faced by users who frequently travel and lack a roaming mobile plan, as they have encountered difficulties logging into their WhatsApp accounts.
Nevertheless, in a bid to resolve this issue, WhatsApp, a Meta-owned application, is currently in the testing phase of a new email login feature. This feature empowers users to access their WhatsApp accounts on their computers from any location across the globe by simply using their email addresses.
The WhatsApp email login feature requires users to input and verify their email addresses within the WhatsApp application, running on WhatsApp’s beta versions for iOS 126.96.36.199 and Android 188.8.131.52. This serves as an alternative method for account access.
It’s important to note that user emails will be treated as private information and will not be visible to other users.