WhatsApp for iPhone Gets Face ID, Touch ID Biometric Authentication

WhatsApp for iPhone Gets Face ID, Touch ID Biometric Authentication

However, new functionality does not necessarily arrive on all three platforms at the same time.

Spotted by 9to5, the feature is available to iPhone users with the WhatsApp version, 2.19.20. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, and Voice Messages.

WhatsApp is among the most popular messaging service in the world.

"The feature is now only on the iOS app, and adds a new feature to the Privacy menu in users" settings. The latest update brings support for locking and unlocking the app through Face ID & Touch ID.

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Apple iPhone users can now choose to set up Face ID or Touch ID to open the WhatsApp app on their device.

This option can be accessed by navigating to Settings Account Privacy within the application and enabling the Screen Lock feature.

Moreover, fans are still able to perform quick replies within Apple's iOS operating system, too. This is useful to keep your sensitive chat messages safe especially when you pass the phone to someone for a short while.

The new tool has also been rumoured to arrive for Android devices.

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