Create a passkey

Android
iOS
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 Touch ID, Face ID, or your device passcode 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 iPhone 8 or later model with iOS 16 version or higher.
To create a passkey:
  1. Go to your WhatsApp settings.
  2. Tap Passkeys > Create 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.
To remove a passkey, go to your WhatsApp settings > Account > Passkeys and tap Revoke.
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