Create a passkey

Note: This feature may not be available to you yet.
We send you a registration code to confirm that you own the phone number you want to use on WhatsApp. After registering your phone number with WhatsApp, you can choose to set up a passkey for future verification.
You can use your fingerprint, face, or screen lock to verify it’s you with a passkey. When you register, you can use the passkey instead of an SMS. To set up a passkey, you’ll need an Android 9 or later model device with:
  • Your Google account set up and linked to your mobile device.
  • Lock screen set up
  • Password Manager set up. You can check if you have this enabled in your device Settings > Passwords & accounts.
  • The latest version of Google Play Store installed. This should happen automatically, but you can see if an update is available in your device Settings > Security & Privacy > System & Updates.

To create a passkey:

  1. Go to your WhatsApp settings.
  2. Tap Passkeys > Create a passkey.
  3. Tap Continue.
    • You may be asked to tap Use screen lock to create your passkey.
Note: If you are reinstalling WhatsApp and have previously created a passkey, you might be asked if you want to use that passkey at registration.
If you need to change your passkey, you'll need to remove your current passkey and create a new one. To remove a passkey, go to your WhatsApp settings > Account > Passkeys and tap Revoke.

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