WhatsApp Working on Passkey Support on iPhone

WhatsApp is planning to add passkey support to its iPhone app, according to code discovered by software researcher @aaronp613 in the latest beta version of the app.

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Passkey support would allow iPhone users to sign in to WhatsApp with Face ID, Touch ID, or the device's passcode. Passkeys are stored in iCloud Keychain. To use passkeys on the iPhone, the device must be updated to iOS 16 or later.

"Passkeys are more secure than passwords, because they're uniquely generated for every account by your own device, and are less vulnerable to phishing," says Apple. "And they work on all your devices that are signed in to the same Apple ID."

It's unclear when WhatsApp plans to make this functionality available to the public, but it started rolling out passkey support for Android earlier this month.

Many apps are starting to implement passkey support, including Amazon last week.

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mcilwraith Avatar
8 months ago
just make an iPad version already...
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8 months ago

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RickDEGH Avatar
8 months ago
Heh, but when has WhatsApp needed a login?
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8 months ago
Given their software development pace, they probably aim for a rollout in 2048
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8 months ago
Best messenger in the world for communication. Keeping up ??
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8 months ago
Looking forward to getting both Apple Watch and iPad apps!
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