WhatsApp has announced its support for passkey login, which has been tested since August and is now in stable status. This feature replaces the SMS authentication for a one-time login code, enhancing security. It is expected to be rolled out globally in the near future.
The encryption key used to verify WhatsApp’s identity will be automatically stored in Google Password Manager, allowing for faster login on new devices.
However, WhatsApp has not mentioned when passkey support will be available on iPhone.
TLDR: WhatsApp has introduced passkey login for Android users, replacing SMS authentication for enhanced security. The encryption key will be stored in Google Password Manager, enabling quicker login on new devices. The feature’s availability on iPhone has not been mentioned.