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WhatsApp to alert users with new security code -Read why

Instant messaging app, WhatsApp, is planning to alert users about the security code changes if a user re-registers itself on a new smartphone. End-to-end encrypted chats between you and one other person have their own security code used to verify that the calls and the messages you send to that
chat are end-to-end encrypted.

This code can be found in the contact info screen, both as a QR code and a 60-digit number. These codes are unique to each chat and can be compared between people in each chat to verify that the messages you send to the chat are end-to-end encrypted.

Security codes are just visible versions of the special key shared between you – and don’t worry, it’s not the actual key itself, that’s always kept secret.

At times, the security codes used in end-to-end encryption might change. This can happen because you or your contact reinstalled WhatsApp or changed phones.

WABetaInfo tweeted :-

WhatsApp is planning to send notifications about security code changes when the user re-registers the account on a new phone.

There won't be notifications when people add/remove linked devices (multi-device): so we won't receive a lot of security notifications like this chat ⬇️ 

To receive notifications when security codes change:

Open WhatsApp Settings.

Tap Account > Security.

From here, you can enable security notifications by tapping Show Security Notifications.

This feature is only available for a contact in an end-to-end encrypted chat.



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