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Apple device users will soon be able to take advantage of this special feature on their WhatsApp!

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Work is reportedly being done to add Passkey support to WhatsApp for iOS. It is a passwordless authentication technology, which allows you to log in with your biometrics. The Passkeys feature was previously added to WhatsApp for Android, but it looks like the feature will soon be available on WhatsApp for iOS.

Feature tracker WABetaInfo has spotted a new Passkey-related menu in the latest version of WhatsApp beta for iOS 2.24.2.73. saw, which suggests that support for the feature will be coming to iOS soon. The Android version of the app already allows users to set a passkey that can be used to instantly log into their account on the same device.

Passkey is a hardware-assisted authentication system, designed by the FIDO Alliance with companies such as Apple, Google, and Microsoft, that uses cryptography on users’ devices for passwordless sign-in, similar to Touch ID or face recognition. Is authenticated by ID. This also reduces the risk of phishing attacks. On Android, the WhatsApp Passkey is stored securely in Google’s password manager, while on iOS it is expected to use Apple’s Keychain system.

While the latest version of WhatsApp beta for iOS includes code for the new Passkey menu, you can’t actually use it, as it isn’t enabled at the moment. Before bringing Passkey support to all users on the stable version of the app, WhatsApp will first make the feature live for users on the beta testing channel (via TestFlight).

However, not all iOS users will have access to Passkeys. While Passkey is supported on Android phones running Android 9 or newer, only iPhone models running iOS 17 will support third-party access to Passkeys. This means that if you have an iPhone XR or newer model that updated to iOS 17, you’ll be able to use passkeys to log back into your WhatsApp account with Face ID or Touch ID in the future. .

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