WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging apps, has introduced a new feature for Android users – Passkeys for passwordless login. This addition comes after a successful beta test conducted about a month ago. WhatsApp has already delighted its users this year with several exciting features, including WhatsApp Channels, Edit Messages, Chat Lock, Proxy support, and now, the highly anticipated Passkeys support.
So, what exactly are Passkeys? In essence, a Passkey is a personalized FIDO (Fast Identity Online) credential, which can be your fingerprint, face recognition, or device PIN. Instead of relying on traditional passwords, Passkeys offer a simpler and more secure way to sign into your WhatsApp account.
Passkeys are a boon for those who may find it challenging to remember passwords or want to enhance security. With Passkeys, you can sign in using your biometric data, making the process both user-friendly and secure.
Here’s how you can create a Passkey on WhatsApp:
- Open WhatsApp and navigate to Settings.
- Tap on the Passkeys option in the menu and select Create a passkey.
- Follow the on-screen instructions, and you may be prompted to use your device’s screen lock for added security.
To ensure you can access this feature, make sure your WhatsApp application is up to date by downloading the latest version from the Google Play store.
With Passkeys, WhatsApp continues to prioritize user convenience and security. Say goodbye to the hassle of remembering complex passwords and enjoy a more straightforward and safer login experience.
WhatsApp for Android users, it’s time to embrace the future of secure and hassle-free authentication with Passkeys.