WhatsApp is getting an update that makes the app more useful and secure

WhatsApp is rolling out an update on iPhone that adds support for passkeys. This should be much easier and safer for users.

With passkey support, you can log in to apps using biometric data such as a face scan or fingerprint. The big advantage is that you no longer need to remember the password. iOS 17 has already supported passkeys for many apps. Besides being easier, passkeys are also more secure for users.

It is now also possible to log into WhatsApp using passkeys. WhatsApp is informing users about this, as many have reported Media. The feature will be rolled out to all iOS users next week. Passkeys have been available on WhatsApp for Android for about six months.

This is how you run it

To enable passkeys, go to your app settings, go to Account and click on the New Passkeys button. Here you can choose the verification method used by WhatsApp.

Less dependent on mobile phone numbers

WhatsApp wants to become less reliant on the use of mobile numbers, as it now also offers email verification in addition to SMS verification. The chat app is also working on features like finding friends via usernames, developing an iPad app, and seeking interoperability with other chat apps.

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