Facebook's WhatsApp Adds Support for Face ID/Touch ID Biometric Lock on iOS

05 February, 2019, 07:28 | Author: Patty Hardy
  • WhatsApp finally has the feature requested by many iPhone users

To access the lock, go to Settings Account Privacy and select Screen Lock.

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

Facebook has released a new update for WhatsApp app in Apple App Store.

Most notably, the screen lock feature does not work for individual chats, meaning once WhatsApp has been accessed, so can all of the content housed within it. Your WhatsApp notifications are still visible, and you can do quick replies within iOS without authentication. The feature is yet to roll out for Android users. With this you can peacefully handover your iPhone or iPad to your friends or family members without worrying about them hovering through your WhatsApp chats.

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A feature which has been much awaited by iPhone users for a very long time has now arrived in WhatsApp.

Interestingly, WhatsApp hasn't added the option to add a seperate passcode and users will have to rely on biometrics like Touch ID or Face ID only which is used to lock the iPhone or iPad. If anyone does enable the feature, they should also ensure that their notification previews have been properly set to hide sensitive content from being displayed.

Also of note, the Android version of the app doesn't support biometric authentication at this time. From there, all you have to do is enable Screen Lock.

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