Needless to say, WhatsApp, the world’s most popular instant messaging platform, has been working tirelessly to provide users with a completely secure and secure practical experience. The company has recently come up with a new feature to enhance the security of WhatsApp Web. This new feature called ‘Code Verify’ is a new level of security or browser extension that verifies the authenticity of the WhatsApp web code given to the browser. In this case, the code checks to see if the user’s WhatsApp web code has been tampered with or altered. This code will also check whether all users are able to get the same WhatsApp web experience.
Note that WhatsApp has partnered with Cloudflare to work on the Code Verify feature. It is a web infrastructure and security company. The messaging platform Code Verify said on their blog, “For a long time now, WhatsApp has been protecting private messages sent by users on the web through end-to-end encryption. But security-conscious users need to be confident that when WhatsApp Web receives these encrypted messages, it is also secure. Usually a web application is served directly to users without any third-party reviewing or code auditing. So there are many factors that can undermine the security of a web browser. However, this does not happen in the case of mobile apps. In addition, since the mobile application space was created after the web was created, the security guarantees offered on mobile are much stronger. But this time the rules are changing, because code verification is bringing more security to the WhatsApp web. ”
How does Code Verify work?
Code Verify is a web extension that works with all browsers, including Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox. When the Code Verify extension is added to the desktop browser, it verifies the code that the browser receives from the WhatsApp web. It is automatically pinned to FireFox and Edge browsers. But it needs to be pinned manually in the Google Chrome browser. The purpose of this feature is to check whether the version of WhatsApp web that users are using is genuine.
In this case, code verification will act as a traffic light for your web browser. It will run as soon as it is downloaded and pinned to your browser. If the WhatsApp web code is fully verified, the code verifies icon will appear in green in the browser. When the code turns orange, it means that you need to refresh your page or some other browser extension is interfering with code verification. In this case, Code Verify will suggest you to pause your other browser extensions. If the code is red, it means that the web version of WhatsApp you are using has security issues.