WhatsApp introduced “Passkey” feature for iOS beta testers

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There is good news for WhatsApp users! The platform is constantly releasing new features, and most recently, WhatsApp introduced “Passkey” feature for iOS beta testers. This feature helps users to make their accounts more secure.

WhatsApp introduced “Passkey” feature for iOS beta testers

WhatsApp is bringing a passkey feature to increase security and convenience for its users. This provides an additional security layer and ease of accessing accounts.

The feature is currently available for select beta testers using the WhatsApp beta for iOS update from the TestFlight app. This new feature follows the recently launched feature that enables users to access their channel reports.

What is Passkey Feature?

The Passkey feature is a new authentication method that replaces the traditional six-digit verification code.

It integrates with Apple’s Passkey feature, which is available in iOS 16 and later. Passkey allows you to verify your account using your device’s Face ID or Touch ID, making logging in faster and more convenient.

How does WhatsApp passkey Feature work?

When you first install WhatsApp beta on your iOS device, you’ll need to enter a six-digit code to verify your account.

However, if you’re an iOS beta tester and have the latest update installed, you’ll also see the option to set a passkey.

To set up a passkey, all you have to do is scan the fingerprint or Face ID you want to use on your device, or enter your device passcode.

Once set up, you can use your device’s biometrics or passcode to log into your WhatsApp account in the future.

How to use WhatsApp passkey Feature on iOS?

  • Make sure you have the latest beta version of WhatsApp installed on your iPhone.
  • Open WhatsApp and go to Settings.
  • Go to the “Account” section.
  • Tap “Two-Step Verification”.
  • Select the “Enable Passkey” option.
  • Scan your device’s biometrics or enter your device passcode.

Once setup, you can log in to WhatsApp using Face ID or Touch ID on your device. The six-digit verification code will no longer be required.

Pros and cons of WhatsApp passkey Feature


  • The passkey is more secure than traditional six-digit verification codes
  • Passkey makes the log in process faster and more convenient.
  • Passkey integrates with Apple’s Passkey feature.


  • Currently, the Passkey feature is only available to iOS beta testers.
  • The Passkey feature only works on iOS devices that support Face ID or Touch ID.
  • If you want to log in to WhatsApp on another device that doesn’t support a passkey

Also, Read Third-party chat management feature in WhatsApp beta update


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