WhatsApp for iPhone Gets Face ID, Touch ID Biometric Authentication

WhatsApp finally has the feature requested by many iPhone users

You can secure your WhatsApp conversation with Face ID and Touch ID

Face ID or Touch ID have a new objective: keeping others out of WhatsApp. The folks over at WhatsApp have chose to add an extra layer of security for those using the app and allow them to lock the app behind Face ID or Touch ID.

The new feature appears to be an attempt from WhatsApp to make the software more secure overall.

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To add Face ID or Touch ID on WhatsApp for iOS, here's what you need to do.

Spotted by 9to5, the feature is available to iPhone users with the WhatsApp version, 2.19.20. Tap "Settings" "Account" "Privacy" and enable Screen Lock. This new update will allow you to protect your private messages from others. This is useful to keep your sensitive chat messages safe especially when you pass the phone to someone for a short while. Since iOS itself locks a native app locking ability, it is up to developers to add this feature to their apps. Also, the desktop companion app doesn't have the same extra layer of security. A fingerprint authentication feature appears to be under development for Android and it could be released in the coming update.

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