We're releasing the SDK to integrate WhatsApp verification into Account Kit for iOS and Android. Developers can now give people the option to use WhatsApp to send verification codes as an alternative to SMS for phone number login. This has been available on the web SDK since late 2018. Account Kit helps you grow your app or website by giving people a choice to sign in with their phone number or email address without the need for a password.
WhatsApp is a reliable alternative for phone verification, giving people more options to use their preferred messaging platform, and with this update, developers can now also disable SMS as a verification option on the initial login screen.
We're also adding two new Account Kit events and parameters features to Facebook Analytics:
login_confirmation_viewto see when people see the confirmation view to type in their verification code.
notification_type to login_startand
login_confirmation_viewto see how people are logging in.
These new events and parameters are logged automatically and do not require additional configuration.