WhatsApp adds biometric ID for more secure messaging

WhatsApp adds biometric ID for more secure messaging

WhatsApp adds biometric ID for more secure messaging

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

If you were anxious about others accessing your WhatsApp activity, especially on devices that you might share with children or friends, then all you have to do to secure those chats is to update the WhatsApp to the newest version.

To enable the feature, tap Settings, then navigate to Account.

An update to the Facebook-owned messaging app has just been released for the iPhone that adds an extra layer of security for WhatsApp users on Apple's devices. 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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There's no password backup option, which means that only your fingerprint or face will unlock the app.

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

This feature comes with the latest version of the app for iOS, namely version 2.19.20. However, the feature doesn't add the additional security to your individual WhatsApp conversations. From there, all you have to do is enable Screen Lock. Messages will still be partially visible via notifications, and they can still be quick-replied to.

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