WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging platform owned by Meta, is now widely rolling out a feature that allows iOS users to associate an email address with their accounts.
According to a report from WABetaInfo, the Meta-owned app is now releasing an extra access method to their platform, enabling iPhone users to log into their accounts in situations where they may face temporary difficulties receiving the 6-digit code via SMS.
“In the past few hours, WhatsApp has released the 23.24.70 update for iOS on the App Store. Currently, the official changelog doesn’t provide useful information regarding which new features are available in this version. However, we just discovered that WhatsApp is widely rolling out this feature,” WABetaInfo reported.
The official changelog still mentions that a bug that was causing app slowdown for some users was fixed, even although the nature of the bug is currently unknown. However, even though it’s not mentioned in the official changelog on the App Store, it is confirmed that WhatsApp is releasing the ability to associate your email address with your WhatsApp account.
Just open WhatsApp Settings > Account to experiment with this feature today. This is an alternative login method in case users are temporarily unable to get the 6-digit code via SMS, but they must still use a phone number to create an account, and logging in with a phone number still remains an option.
If you don’t have this feature yet, it may be rolled out to accounts over the next few weeks, even though it’s not mentioned in the official changelog. To ensure you stay updated, regularly check for WhatsApp updates on the App Store or the TestFlight app.
Additionally, some users might notice a redesigned interface with a new green color, introduced with the WhatsApp for iOS 23.21.72 update. Keep an eye out for these changes after installing the update.