IPhone users can now unlock, lock WhatsApp via Face ID, Touch ID

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IPhone users can now unlock, lock WhatsApp via Face ID, Touch ID

WhatsApp Messenger has been updated with the ability to secure the app using Face ID or Touch ID. The update is related to Face ID and Touch ID features, and it's only available on the iOS app for the time being.

WhatsApp has just received a small but important update, which will make your conversations safer from prying eyes.

WhatsApp is among the most popular messaging service in the world. The feature is available to iPhone users with the WhatsApp version, 2.19.20.

According to the description, you can still reply to messages from notifications and you can also answer incoming calls while WhatsApp is locked.

Once unlocked after successfully detecting the correct biometrics - either through Face ID or Touch ID feature - the instant messaging app opens access to all your messages.

You can enable Screen Lock in WhatsApp on iPhone by going to Settings - Account - Privacy. WhatsApp for Android is also in the rumours to bring a similar form of authentication layer in the coming future.

"The feature is now only on the iOS app, and adds a new feature to the Privacy menu in users" settings.

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