WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, has announced a new login method for WhatsApp Web and Desktop. Previously, users had to scan a QR code from their phone to log in to WhatsApp Web. With the new phone number login method, users can enter their phone number and password to log in.
The new login method is more convenient for users who do not have access to their phones or who do not want to scan a QR code. It is also more secure, as users cannot share their QR code with anyone.
Users must update their WhatsApp app to the latest version to use the new phone number login method. Once they have updated their app, they can follow these steps to log in to WhatsApp Web or Desktop:
- Go to web.whatsapp.com.
- Enter your phone number and password.
- Click Log in.
You will be prompted to enter a verification code if you enable two-step verification. Once you have entered the verification code, you will be logged in to WhatsApp Web or Desktop.
The new phone number login method is rolling out gradually to all users. If you do not see the option to log in with your phone number, please wait a few days and try again.
Benefits of the new login method
The new phone number login method offers several benefits over the previous QR code login method:
- It is more convenient. Users do not have to scan a QR code, which can be difficult if they do not have access to their phones or are in a public place.
- It is more secure. Users do not have to share their QR code with anyone, reducing the risk of compromised accounts.
- It is more consistent. The phone number login method is the same for WhatsApp Web, Desktop, and the mobile app.
How to update your WhatsApp app
To update your WhatsApp app, follow these steps:
- Open the Google Play Store or the App Store.
- Search for “WhatsApp.”
- Tap the Update button next to the WhatsApp app.
Once your app has been updated, you can try the new phone number login method.
The new phone number login method is a welcome WhatsApp Web and Desktop improvement. It is more convenient, secure, and consistent than the previous QR code login method. If you have not yet updated your WhatsApp app, I encourage you to do so so that you can try the new login method.
Do you have any questions about the new phone number login method? Let me know in the comments below.