WhatsApp web gets Code Verify extension
The developers behind WhatsApp keeps releasing updates to the popular messaging app in order to enhance users’ experience and their security. Recently, reports emerged that WhatsApp wants to bring settings to manage two-step verification right within the web/desktop client. And now, the messaging platform and Cloudflare are announcing something new that improves the security when using WhatsApp Web.
How Code Verify Works
Code Verify is a new very important web browser extension that brings another layer of security to your WhatsApp experience. When users installs Code Verify, it automatically detects if the code of the version of WhatsApp Web they are using has been altered from a malicious entity, so if it is an authentic and untampered version.
When Code Verify successfully verifies that you’re using an authentic version of WhatsApp Web, it means your version has not been modified by hackers, overreaching governments, or other malicious people and scripts. It is the best way to verify the integrity of your version of WhatsApp Web.
After installing the extension, it will automatically run when you start using WhatsApp Web. The extension doesn’t log metadata and user messages, and it doesn’t share any information with WhatsApp and Meta: it is also open-sourced, so everyone can verify what it does.
When you use WhatsApp Web, Code Verify can display different messages:
- Network Timed Out: an orange circle with a question mark will show up when your network has timed out.
- Possible Risk Detected: an orange circle with a question mark will show up when there is another extension that interferes with Code Verify.
- Validation Failure: the Code Verify icon will turn red and show an exclamation mark when the extension detects that you’re using a different and non-authentic code of WhatsApp Web.
- Validated: the Code Verify icon will turn green, so you’re using an authentic version of WhatsApp Web.
Download Code Verify
You can download Code Verify by visiting your web browser store, and it is available on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge at the moment.
If you want more information about the extension, you can slide into the official post from Meta.