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WhatsApp Introduces Biometric Authentication for iOS Devices

WhatsApp Biometric Authentication is now available for iPhones.  Users have started receiving an important Whatsapp update with the release of their latest version 2.19.20.

The new update now allows users to lock their WhatsApp application by using the Face ID or the Touch ID. The new authentication feature has been in the course since October last year when the Face ID and Touch ID feature were added to the beta version of the social messaging application for the first time.

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Once you have enabled the Face ID or Touch ID feature, the app will be completely protected, so the user will need to authenticate his/her identity in order to open WhatsApp. It will protect the entire app, it means the feature doesn’t add the additional security to your individual WhatsApp conversations.


How The Biometric Authentication Works

  • Firstly, update your Whatsapp to the latest version.
  • Lock the WhatsApp app with Face ID or Touch ID by going to Settings > Account > Privacy  > Screen Lock.
  • Once you moved to the Screen Lock, the app shows the available authentication method – either Face ID or Touch ID – that you can enable to lock your WhatsApp.

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