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WhatsApp working on Passkey feature to enhance security

WhatsApp just dropped a fresh update via the TestFlight beta Program, bumping the version to In the WhatsApp Settings, you’ll see it as version, while the TestFlight build is 24.2.10 (559417995). So, what’s cooking in this update? Brace yourself, because WhatsApp is cooking up a passkey feature for account verification, and it’s expected to roll out in an upcoming update!

They cooked up this feature to give users a more fortified and secure experience when getting into their accounts. They pulled it off by introducing some clever solutions that strike a balance between security and user-friendliness. With the recent WhatsApp beta for iOS update, found on the TestFlight app, we got the scoop that WhatsApp is at last gearing up to roll out this feature in a forthcoming update for iOS

Check out the screenshot I’ve attached. WhatsApp is cooking up a new section where you’ll soon be able to set up your own passkey. This nifty addition is set to streamline the login process, ditching the need for the 6-digit code to access your account. Once you’ve got your passkey sorted, logging in will be a breeze using your usual authentication methods like Face ID, Touch ID, or your device passcode.

We think the passkey feature is a game-changer, giving user accounts an extra dose of security and ease. Say goodbye to the hassle of entering a 6-digit code every time you log in. Plus, it vibes with modern authentication methods, making the login dance more user-friendly and smooth. And here’s the kicker: it’s your call! This feature is optional, so you can flick it on or off as you please.

If you decide to set up a passkey for your own ease, no worries – you can turn it off whenever you want in the app settings. And hey, if you ever find yourself needing to log into WhatsApp on a different device without your passkey handy, you can still request and use the old-school 6-digit code for authentication. Bottom line: you’re in the driver’s seat when it comes to your security preferences. Tweak the login method as you see fit based on your needs and the situation.

The passkey feature for account verification is in the works and is set to roll out in a future app update. We’ll keep you in the loop with any updates or news on this feature. For all things WhatsApp, stay in the know by checking out WABetaInfo on Twitter. Explore more upcoming features for WhatsApp beta on Android, iOS, Web/Desktop, and Windows.