How to create passkeys in WhatsApp



The article provides guidance on creating a passkey on WhatsApp for added security. It describes how users can generate a unique code using a fingerprint, face, or screen lock to keep their account data secure, even if someone else has access to their phone. The process involves integrating the passkey with supported password managers like…

This article explains how to create passkeys in WhatsApp on mobile devices. You can use your fingerprint, face, or screen lock to verify your identity.

WhatsApp is a popular cross-platform messaging app that allows users to send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, share files, and more.

One can configure many settings with the WhatsApp app in Windows, including starting the WhatsApp app at loginturning read receipts on or offturning notifications on or offturning automatic downloads on or offclearing and deleting chats, and more.

On mobile devices, you can turn the fingerprint lock feature on or offturn disappearing messages on or offturn last seen and online status on or offsilence unknown callersadd or remove people from blocked contactschange who can add you to groupsturn conversation tones on or offturn Send is enter on or offturn ringtone on or offturn high priority notifications on or offchange who can see your updatesturn reaction notifications on or offturn use less data for calls on or offturn two-step verification on or offturn security notifications on or offturn protected IP address on or offenable or disable WhatsApp chat backup, and more, which are unavailable on the desktop.

The WhatsApp mobile version now allows you to create a passkey that can safely be stored in a password manager. Samsung, Chrome, and Edge password managers are currently supported.

A passkey is an added layer of security that can prevent unauthorized access to your WhatsApp account. It is a unique code that you can create to ensure that only you can access your WhatsApp messages and data. By using a passkey, you can prevent others from accessing your WhatsApp account, even if they have access to your phone.

Passkeys can be created using your fingerprint, face, or screen lock, providing added convenience and security. Using a passkey ensures that your WhatsApp messages and data are safe and secure, even if your phone falls into the wrong hands.

Create a passkey in WhatsApp

As mentioned above, users can now create a passkey in WhatsApp to prevent unauthorized access to their data.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open and launch the WhatsApp app on your mobile device.

Turn Last seen and online status on or off in WhatsApp

When the app opens, click the Settings and More button (vertical dots) at the top right corner.

Then, click Settings on the context menu.

WhatsApp settings and more button

On the Settings screen, select Account to expand it.

WhatsApp account tile

Next, select the “Passkeys” tile on the Account settings page to open it.

WhatsApp passkey tile

Then, select the ‘Create a password’ button on the ‘Passkeys‘ settings page to open its settings.

Passkeys create a passkey button

Next, click ‘Continue‘ to start creating your passkey in WhatsApp.

Google Password Manager for WhatsApp passkeys

Then, select Samsung password manager to store your passkey. If Samsung isn’t your default password manager, select ‘Save another way.’

Google Password Manager for WhatsApp passkeys

Next, select Google Password Manager if it’s your default.

Google Password Manager for WhatsApp passkeys

Then click ‘Create‘ to create and store your passkey.

Google Password Manager for WhatsApp passkeys

After clicking ‘Create,’ you will be prompted to select a method to verify your identity. If you have a lock screen, the default option will be to use your lock screen to verify it’s you.

You can also use your fingerprint and face to authenticate.

Once you’re done, a passkey will be created and ready for use to verify your account.

WhatsApp create passkey confirm

That should do it!


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