WhatsApp: A new beta version of WhatsApp (184.108.40.206) for Android has revealed a new feature in development. Called “Flash Call” (quick call, in free translation), it could identify the user’s identity when trying to log into the application via phone calls.
According to WABetaInfo, the function requires access to the mobile phone call log. If the user allows it, the application will place a call to the phone number, which will be terminated shortly afterwards. The speed in this process would use access to the phone record to determine whether the call was received or not.
For example, automatic authentication would eliminate the need for the user to answer the call. In a screenshot shared by the website, it is possible to note that the feature is optional, which can be activated later.
It’s worth noting that the feature is under development and distributed by the Google Play Beta program. Currently the program is closed because it has reached the maximum number of participants. The resource itself does not have a scheduled release date for all users.
More recently, a feature that Instagram and WhatsApp for login verification processes has also been discovered. In this other case, the social network can use WhatsApp messages to send confirmation codes, without SMS.