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WhatsApp Is Rolling Out Passkey Support – Here’s How



WhatsApp Is Rolling Out Passkey Support - Here's How

(CTN News) – Despite passingkey security being a relatively new technology, there is still a great deal of interest in it as WhatsApp is implementing it into its Android app.

Several major companies have recently added support for passkeys to their products, including Apple, Google, and Microsoft, which has sparked a great deal of interest.

A major selling point of this application is the fact that it offers a faster way for you to sign into your personal accounts, while at the same time making it more difficult for bad actors to compromise your phone or computer.

Using either a PIN or a unique biometric feature of the device, this can be done using either a PIN or a biometric feature. It is hoped that this will effectively remove the need for conventional passwords in the future.

A few days ago, WhatsApp announced that passkeys on the app will allow users to unlock their accounts with either their facial recognition, their fingerprint, or a PIN, according to X (the platform formerly known as Twitter).

As of right now, Android users are beginning to receive the patch. In this article, we’ll show you how to set up the new update that we’ve managed to get our hands on.

In case you don’t see the patch on your phone, keep an eye out for it when it arrives if you don’t see it on your phone.

  • Open WhatsApp on your Android phone and tap on your profile icon in the top right corner of the screen to access the settings menu. You need to select Account, then Passkeys from the menu.

  • After clicking the Create a passkey button on the following page, you will be taken to a new page. The bottom of the screen will display a window informing you that WhatsApp will be using the information that you provide.  

  • When setting up WhatsApp, you will have the option to connect your phone’s screen lock so that WhatsApp can access your PIN or password. It will be enabled for the purpose of this guide.

  • You will then be asked to create your passkey using either a PIN or your fingerprint. If your device has a PIN code, WhatsApp will use it. If not, you will need to make your own.

  • When you select the fingerprint option, your phone will ask you to connect your biometric security to the app. A fingerprint can be set up on your phone very quickly if it already has one.

  • Following this, you have the option to revoke the first passkey in order to create a new one. The process will remain the same if you do so.

According to WhatsApp, the phone we used was a OnePlus Nord N20 5G which does not support facial recognition. According to Android Police, you can also use a swipe pattern and your information will be stored in your Google Password Manager account.

It should be noted that WhatsApp does not require passkeys. Passwords and chat locks are still available.


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