In a positive development, WhatsApp is introducing a new feature that will allow its users to link their email addresses with their accounts.
The new feature will allow the users of the meta-owned platform to log into their WhatsApp accounts without needing the six-digit verification code that is received through SMS.
Though not officially announced by the platform, WaBetaInfo has termed the 23.24.70 WhatsApp update on iOS as "compatible" with some users even able to experience this new feature by installing the previous update.
The feature will especially be useful for users who face temporary issues in receiving the verification code — due to network, SIM or other issues — required to log into WhatsApp accounts on mobile phones.
Users can simply go to "WhatsApp Settings > Account" to experiment with this new feature.
It is pertinent to know that the meta-owned platform is not abolishing the "traditional" login method — via SMS verification code — but in fact, is simply aimed to provide an "alternate login method" to the users.
If this feature isn't available to you, be aware that some accounts might get it in the upcoming weeks even though the official changelog hasn't included it.