WhatsApp implemented a new procedure to enter its application, offering a different option for those users who do not can receive the six-digit code via SMS text messagewhich until now was the only alternative to confirm ownership of the telephone number used in the service.
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The platform emphasizes in its Help Center that it is only viable to register a phone number that belongs to the user and that is enabled to receive calls and SMS messages.
WhatsApp provides several alternatives to register, including an unanswered call, a phone call or an SMS, the latter being the most frequent. Once the phone number is entered, an SMS is received with a six-digit code that must be entered.
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Recently, the company began rolling out a different registration method that involves the use of an email address, as confirmed by WABetaInfo in the latest version for iOS 24.23.70, available in the App Store.
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This feature was first spotted in early November in iOS version 18.104.22.168, which was initially released to beta testers of the WhatsApp update for Apple’s operating system.
The email registration option is now officially available for all iPhone users.
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To use it, users can Link an email address to your WhatsApp account via the Settings menu and the ‘Account’ section.
It is important to note that, despite the introduction of this login option for those who cannot receive the six-digit code by SMS, the alternative of using a phone number to create an account and access the application will remain. a valid option.
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