WhatsApp is developing a new feature for it’s Android users and it’s known as Flash Calls.
The new feature is called Flash Calls, and it is presently available in the WhatsApp beta for the Android 22.214.171.124 version.
Flash Calls would enable users to swiftly become verified while entering into WhatsApp via an automatic verification over the phone.
How’s that going to work?
WhatsApp will use this automatic verification method to call your phone number and then terminate the call. The platform will then confirm that the last phone number in your phone’s log corresponds to the number that provides you with the 6-digit code.
According to the source, the phone number will be different each time, ensuring a safe experience when validating your account. During this procedure, WhatsApp will want your permission to make and control calls, as well as access to your phone’s log. WhatsApp will not utilise the call history for any other purpose.
According to the article, this function is optional, and users can still authenticate themselves using the existing techniques.
Not compatible with iOS
It is vital to highlight that iOS smartphone users will not be able to use the function because Apple does not provide a public API for reading call history.