WhatsApp is releasing an update that will allow iOS users to link their email address to their WhatsApp account.
Users can now log in to their accounts using their registered phone number; adding an email address will provide a another way to access WhatsApp. Email addresses will not be shown to contacts, but adding one can be handy when receiving an SMS code to log in to WhatsApp is not feasible.
WhatsApp for iOS 188.8.131.52 (via WABetaInfo) has received an update that prompts users to add their email address to their WhatsApp account.
“Email helps you access your account,” states a statement within the app. Others aren’t able to see it.” After entering your email address, you will be prompted to input a verification code emailed to you for confirmation.
To add your email address to your account, make sure your iPhone is running the most recent version of WhatsApp from the App Store. After you’ve installed the WhatsApp for iOS 184.108.40.206 update, go to the settings menu and select Account > Email address to enter your email address. Earlier this month, the capability was discovered in the app’s test versions for Android and iOS.
You should be able to receive verification numbers via email after attaching an email address to your account, which might be useful if you are unable to receive SMS codes due to network troubles or other technical difficulties. However, WhatsApp will continue to utilize your phone number as your primary identification on the app, and your email address will be used only to deliver authentication credentials in private.
There is currently no news on when the same feature will be available to all Android users on the stable channel. Gadgets 360 confirmed that it is currently available to Android beta testers and that attaching an email account works as claimed. Users can expect the Meta-owned messaging service to roll out the email address linking feature to users on Android in the coming days.