What does the message “changed your security code” mean on WhatsApp?

WhatsApp is the messaging platform that we use the most in our daily lives to communicate with our friends and family, both in Android like in iOS through calls, messages, voice notes, photos and videos. However, there are some features that few users know about. One of these is the text “changed your security code” that usually appears in individual and group conversations. What does it mean? In the following paragraphs we will tell you.

For users’ peace of mind, this WhatsApp message does not represent any danger, so they should not be alarmed when this text appears in their messaging service account. In addition, the platform is constantly working on it to take care of the movements of Internet users within it.

The end-to-end encrypted chats between one user and another they have their own security code that is used to verify that the calls and messages that are sent are fully protected.

Therefore, when you receive a notification in a WhatsApp chat with a contact and it indicates that your security code has changed, it means that there is a new encryption code for the conversation to protect the members of the conversation.

According to information released by WhatsApp in its official blog, this change occurs when the user reinstalls the instant messaging app or has changed their phone number. The same happens when the person who carried out said process is any of your contacts on the platform.

This numeral of WhatsApp it is found on the contact information screen in QR code format and also as a 60-digit one.