WhatsApp is now getting a new update on the Android platform. The new update is always about making the app even better in the best possible way.
The latest update to WhatsApp is being rolled out to WhatsApp users on Beta program. The latest update to WhatsApp brings app version 126.96.36.199 to the Google Play Store but in beta version. Speaking of the update version, the update brings passkey feature for account verification, and it is available to a limited number of beta testers! It will be available to more users over the coming weeks.
This is the description provided by Wabetainfo about this new feature in their post.
The passkey feature is a simple way to sign in safely: it is a brief combination of numbers or characters used to confirm your identity and it makes sure that only authorized devices can be verified. It is mainly used when you experience issues when logging into your WhatsApp account. With this feature, you can use your biometric information, such as your fingerprint, face, or even screen lock, to verify your identity. To discover if this feature is already available for your WhatsApp account, open WhatsApp Settings > Account. In this section, a new entry point to configure your passkey may be available after installing the latest update.
The passkey is always stored in a password manager safely, for example, Google Password Manager. It adds an extra layer of protection to allow users to sign into their accounts easily and safely. In addition, since a passkey is always stored securely in a compatible password manager, it allows users easy access while keeping protections in place to prevent unauthorized access. It’s worth noting that users are always in control over their passkey as they can be easily revoked within the same screen.