You Can Now Lock WhatsApp On Your iPhone Using Face ID/Touch ID

05 February, 2019, 07:31 | Author: Leah Owens
  • WhatsApp finally has the feature requested by many iPhone users

It is worth noting that in case WhatsApp is not able to authenticate with the help of Face ID and Touch ID then users can use the passcode for their device to unlock the app. Of course, if you're using WhatsApp quite often, the additional security protection added in the latest update may be bothersome, but better safe than sorry. Leaking message contents to other apps is a far more serious issue that has not been well addressed.

The Facebook-owned messaging app now lets you add a layer of biometric security using Apple's Face ID (if you have any iPhone X model) or Touch ID, which was introduced with 2013. You can't lock select chats within the app yet but even an app-wide lock method is a useful feature.

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They can be used to lock the app itself, not individual conversations. To activate the new feature, click Settings Account Privacy and enable Screen Lock.

WhatsApp for iPhone has received an important update through build version 2.19.20. However, this doesn't prevent WhatsApp from offering message previews in notifications. You'll also be able to respond to any WhatsApp calls without needing to unlock the app first. Fingerprint authentication is expected to be supported on devices running Android 6.0 and above.

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