WhatsApp is rolling out a web browser extension that would verify if the WhatsApp web in use is genuine.
Dubbed ‘Code Verify’, the extension automatically verifies the web app and confirms the security without tampering with the user experience.
The verification extension has been developed by WhatsApp in collaboration with the online cloud security company, Cloudflare. The extension is made open-source to allow other companies, groups and individuals to integrate the experience in their apps. This would also help in bettering the extension in future by global developers.
The extension will prevent WhatsApp users to share their credentials on unsafe websites that are trying to look like WhatsApp Web, and compromise the security of the chats and the information on them.
The extension has been made available to download on Google…