WhatsApp’s Passwordless Login Revealed!
By adding a passwordless login option, WhatsApp significantly improves its Android application’s security and user experience. With the help of this functionality, Android users will be able to rely on something other than the frequently unreliable and occasionally irksome two-factor SMS authentication. By allowing users to unlock their WhatsApp accounts using their face, fingerprint, or PIN, WhatsApp hopes to improve security and speed up the login process.
WhatsApp issued this announcement on X (formerly Twitter), indicating a more user-friendly and safe authentication process change. This functionality, which WhatsApp has been testing in the beta version, is now planned to be made available to all Android users. Unfortunately, there is still no official word on the release date for iPhone users’ access to WhatsApp passkeys.
Passkey functionality for Android will gradually be rolled out over the next weeks and months to make the login procedure easier for millions of users. Passkeys are an appealing replacement for conventional passwords since they rely on the solid authentication options built into your device.
Apple and Google have already adopted this technology, allowing their users to utilize passkeys. Notably, Google has actively urged its users to convert from standard passwords to passkeys, highlighting their faster and increased security. Passkeys use encryption that increases safety and is reportedly 40% faster than conventional passwords.
The use of passkeys by Google itself earlier this year has gone well, with users reporting increased convenience and security. Although Google agrees that adopting new technologies takes time, traditional passwords may continue to be used for a while, although this technology offers a considerable advancement in authentication. However, the use of passkeys for logging into online accounts is rapidly growing, and WhatsApp’s addition of this feature for Android users is a big step towards a passwordless future.
How to make WhatsApp for Android support passkeys
Here’s how to enable WhatsApp’s new passkeys feature as soon as it becomes available, even though it has yet to make it to smartphones worldwide.
-Start WhatsApp and navigate to the settings page.
Select “Create a passkey.”
-Read the educational popup that explains how the passkey works.
-Google Password Manager will notify you if you want to establish a passkey for WhatsApp.
-Click “Continue” and choose “Use screen lock” to enable logging in using the screen lock feature on your phone. Now, you can see your WhatsApp passkey for your reference.