In the US, Google is heavily pushing Apple to adopt RCS for iMessage to deliver a better messaging experience for Android and iPhone users. However, WhatsApp dominates the messaging market in Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world.
The popularity of the Meta-owned service makes it a prime target for hackers and scammers who are always looking for ways to gain unauthorized access to your account. For additional security, WhatsApp provides two-factor authentication so you can further secure your account using a PIN.
But not everyone uses or knows about two-factor authentication, and the messaging service wants to change that.
A new "Secure your account" page is being developed by WhatsApp, according to WABetaInfo, in the most recent v18.104.22.168 beta of the app.
It is clear from the screenshot that WhatsApp wants to persuade users to enable two-step verification for their accounts to increase account security. WhatsApp does not intend to mandate two-step verification, unlike Google, which has done so.
The option to skip the page and keep using the service will be available to users. The feature is still developing, even if you use the most recent beta build. It won't be available on your device just yet.
WhatsApp was also working on approving device logins in August of this year. When you attempt to move your WhatsApp account to another device, this security feature will display a login prompt on your current device.
Two-factor verification is the only security measure you can add to your account to prevent scammers from accessing it easily until WhatsApp introduces this feature.