Passkeys are authentication alternatives requiring validation by password, Face ID, or biometrics. This doesn’t seem different from regular authentication, so you may be wondering what’s so special about it that WhatsApp is integrating.

Here is the plus point: you no longer need the 2-factor authentication, OTP, and password to log in to your WhatsApp if logged out. With just your registered authentication on your Android, you can easily log in to your WhatsApp with your biometrics or PIN.

Google launches new Passkey feature for its products
Google has launched a new passkey feature that aims to revolutionize the way people sign in to apps and websites without using passwords. Described as easier to use and more secure than passwords, passkeys let users sign in to Google apps and sites the same way they unlock their devices,

This also enhances security, as the passkey is stored on your device locally, deterring hackers, as there is no password to steal.

It should be noted that this feature is only available across some Android devices at the moment, but will soon be available for iOS users.

This post is for subscribers only

Sign up to read the post and as well as all other member only posts. Subscribing only takes a few seconds and will give you immediate access.
Subscribe now