WhatsApp Rolls Out Passkey Feature to Enhance User Privacy

WhatsApp is taking user privacy and security to the next level with the rollout of its new passkey feature. This latest update is designed to make account verification easier and more secure for users. Here’s everything you need to know about this exciting new feature.

WhatsApp Enhances User Privacy with Passkeys

In a bid to prioritize user safety, WhatsApp has been rolling out several new features over the past few months. One of the most significant of these is the introduction of passkeys, which are now available to all users. This feature is part of WhatsApp’s ongoing commitment to keeping conversations private, especially when communicating with friends and family on the platform.

What Are Passkeys?

Passkeys offer a more secure and convenient way to verify your WhatsApp account. They provide multiple authentication options, including facial recognition, biometrics, or a PIN stored on Apple’s passkey manager. This diverse range of options ensures a robust defense against unauthorized access, allowing users to log back into their accounts without needing a password or two-factor authentication via SMS. Notably, you can even use a passkey to log back in when offline, as the authentication key is stored directly on your device.

When setting up a passkey, it is securely stored in the iCloud Keychain. This means you can access WhatsApp using your device passcode or biometric authentication instead of the conventional 6-digit code. To access this feature, simply install the latest WhatsApp update from the App Store. Note that rollouts can take some time, so if you don’t see the update immediately, keep checking back.

How to Enable Passkeys on WhatsApp

Enabling the passkey feature on WhatsApp is straightforward. Follow these steps to set it up:

  1. Update WhatsApp: Ensure your WhatsApp app is updated to the latest version available on the App Store.
  2. Access Settings: Open WhatsApp and go to the Settings menu.
  3. Navigate to Account: Click on the Account option.
  4. Enable Passkeys: Look for the Passkeys option and toggle it on.

By following these steps, you can enhance your account’s security with the new passkey feature.


With the rollout of passkeys, WhatsApp continues to demonstrate its commitment to user privacy and security. This new feature makes account verification easier and safer, providing peace of mind for users. Make sure to update your app and enable passkeys to take advantage of this enhanced security measure.

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Reference:   WhatsApp Offical Website 

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