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WhatsApp introduces password-less ‘Passkey’ feature for Android users: All you need to know


WhatsApp has introduced the new Passkeys feature for upgraded protection in the Android device, which further aims to enhance both security and convenience by eliminating the need for conventional two-factor SMS authentication.

WhatsApp, a Meta-owned instant messaging platform has unveiled its plan to introduce a password-less ‘Passkey’ feature for Android users. The new feature aims to enhance both security and convenience by eliminating the need for conventional two-factor SMS authentication.

Passkeys feature

WhatsApp has announced on X (formerly known as Twitter) that Android users could securely log back in with passkeys, by utilizing face, pin or fingerprint authentication. This feature has undergone initial testing within WhatsApp's beta channel and it is now ready for release to the general user base.

When will the feature be rolled out to iOS devices?

Passkey support for Android users will be introduced slowly over the coming weeks and months. At the time of ...


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