WhatsApp Introduces Passkeys for iOS: Enhanced Security and Convenience


WhatsApp, owned by Meta, has unveiled a new feature for iOS users called passkeys. This functionality allows WhatsApp users to securely log into their accounts on iOS devices using Face ID, Touch ID, or their device passcode.

Passkeys act as a substitute for traditional passwords and provide enhanced security by requiring device authentication. This mechanism helps prevent online attacks such as phishing attempts since there is no password to steal or intercept. Instead, users can swiftly log in with a quick Face ID or Touch ID scan, making the process more convenient and secure.

To enable passkeys, users can navigate to the app settings, select the Account section, and tap on “Passkeys.” This feature is supported on devices running iOS 16 and later, iPadOS 16 and later, and macOS Ventura and later.

Several other major companies, including X (formerly Twitter), Google, TikTok, PayPal, Best Buy, Microsoft, PlayStation, and eBay, have also implemented support for passkeys, showcasing the growing trend towards enhancing security and convenience for users across various platforms.