WhatsApp Unveils Passkey Feature For Android Users. Here's How To Set It Up

Android users can ditch passwords and log in with their face, fingerprint, or screen lock pin.

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WhatsApp just rolled out its widely anticipated passkey feature, which is currently limited to Android users only

The feature was being tested on some beta versions earlier this year. Now, it is officially available to all Android users, making password-less logins a reality.

All you need to do is update your WhatsApp to the latest version, and you can find the feature in the app settings

In case you still can't find it, just head over to 'Settings' under the 'Account' tab. There, you'll be able to choose your preferred passkey option, including facial recognition, fingerprint, or screen lock pin.

This new security feature by WhatsApp ensures that no one can access the app besides you. Plus, it makes it easier to log in to your account without typing any passwords or waiting around for SMS codes.

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Aside from just setting up the passkeys, you also have the option to manage or revoke them at any time

To all Android users, make sure that your phone is running on Android 9 or later to use this feature. Most importantly, you must have a lock screen set up and your Google account linked.

If you've already set up a passkey and are reinstalling WhatsApp, it'll ask for the passkey when you register.

The passkey feature is an excellent step towards a password-less future, but iOS users still need to wait a little longer to try it out. Stay tuned for more updates!

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