According to reports, the messaging service WhatsApp, which Meta owns, is developing a new passkey function for account verification on Android beta. According to WABetaInfo, the passkey function would give users a simple way to login in securely.
A short sequence of numbers or letters called a passkey confirms a user’s identity. Additionally, it functions as a form of security code to guarantee that only authorized devices can be validated.
The sources said, “The passkey will use your fingerprint, face, or screen lock to verify your identity, this definitely enhances security, adding an extra layer of protection beyond traditional methods like PINs,”.
The passkey feature is still being worked on, and it should be made available in a future app version. It was revealed by the sources that the messaging service has begun to roll out a feature that would allow administrators to examine group discussions on Android beta.
Everyone in the group chat has the option to alert the group admins to any shared messages using the feature. With the help of this function, group administrators can continue to keep an eye on the group even when they are not present.
For Android beta users who receive texts from unrecognized phone numbers, the company last month provided new safety options. On Android beta, the platform has also made available a “link with phone number” function that enables users to connect their WhatsApp Web accounts using their phone numbers.
The Android beta version of the platform, which is owned by Meta, introduced a feature in the month of June that allowed users to send high-quality films.
Although the video dimensions are preserved by this function, a small amount of compression will still be done to the video; transferring videos at their original quality is therefore not possible.