Exciting Development: WhatsApp is Bringing Passkey Support on iPhone.

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Exciting news guys WhatsApp is Bringing Passkey Support on iPhone. This exciting development promises to enhance security and user experience, marking a significant leap forward for the popular messaging platform.

Summary
  • The most recent WhatsApp beta update on iOS indicates the introduction of the new feature of a passkey.
  • Passkeys let users access their WhatsApp account with the Face ID or Touch ID without the need for an eight-digit number.
  • The latest beta update gives an overview on the screen for setting up Passkeys that is available in WhatsApp on iOS.

WhatsApp is Bringing Passkey Support on iPhone

A new day and another WhatsApp Beta update. This time, the latest update has said that WhatsApp will be adding support for passkeys in the iOS application

Passkeys had already been added to Android devices in October of last year. However support for iPhones was not available. However, with this update it appears that we will soon be able to integrate passkeys into WhatsApp on iOS.

WhatsApp is Bringing Passkey support on iPhone.
Image Courtesy: WABetaInfo

According to the WABetaInfo report that the most recent WhatsApp Beta version 24.2.10.73 for iOS offers a glimpse at the screen to set up passkeys within the iOS application. This suggests that we could be able to support passkeys within the iOS app soon.

If you’re not aware, Passkeys utilize biometrics such as the Face ID system or Touch ID to let you securely log in with the WhatsApp account without having to ask for a six-digit code. The login process smooth and reduces the possibility of your account being compromised.

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The image above illustrates the screen for setting up to set up the Passkey feature on WhatsApp available for iOS. Users are able to create it or continue using the normal passcode procedure if they prefer. 

Passkeys are able to be disabled at any time through the settings. If you wish to access the device on which passkeys aren’t available and you need to get a six-digit number.

So, users don’t have to change to a method of logging in they don’t wish to. However, we would recommend switching to Passkeys because it’s safer and X (formerly Twitter) adopted this feature on iOS It can also assist you in signing in when you’re unable to get the login code.

As previously mentioned this feature is currently in development. It is not clear at this point a date on when it will finally see dawn of the day. 

It is likely to be sooner than later. For someone who’s already switched to Passkeys for most of my apps running on Android we are very excited about their inclusion in WhatsApp, the iOS Version of WhatsApp.

Have you already started using Passkeys? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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