Passkeys are a great trend these days. Tech companies like Apple, Google, and Microsoft are using passkeys more frequently as a dependable and safer substitute for standard passwords. The Meta-owned WhatsApp is now gradually adding passkey functionality for Android users. Users of WhatsApp can use their device PIN or biometric details to enter or log again into their accounts in this manner.
Why Are Passkeys Allowed On WhatsApp?
Until now, two-factor authentication on WhatsApp has been enabled only with the authentication of an optional six-digit PIN and a one-time password (OTP). Android users who have passkeys can use the fingerprint or face scanner embedded into their smartphone to access their accounts again.
Users still have the option to log in using the fingerprint lock feature even with passkeys accessible. Users can still utilize an OTP and their phone number to create an account.
Passkeys are promoted as a strong and more secure substitute for passwords. Use the instructions below to generate passkeys for WhatsApp on Android devices.
How To Enable Passkeys On WhatsApp For Android
- Open WhatsApp on your phone, then select Settings.
- Click Account, then Passkeys. Make a passkey.
- You will now see a pop-up message explaining how passkeys operate. Tap Proceed
- A Google Password Manager window will now appear and prompt you to generate a WhatsApp passkey.
- You can now access your WhatsApp using the phone’s screen lock by selecting Continue and Use screen lock.
Many sources confirmed that WhatsApp beta for Android version 188.8.131.52 now supports passkeys. You just need to wait a little while longer for the functionality to appear on your Android smartphone if you’re using the most recent stable version.