Like I reported in January, WhatsApp has officially launched an update to its iOS app which enables a new biometric authentication feature.
According to the patch notes for the iOS app, users can now set Face ID or Touch ID authentication to unlock the WhatsApp application.
WhatsApp Adds Fingerprint and Face ID Support
Once you enabled have enabled the Face ID or Touch ID feature, the app will be completely protected, in order to open WhatsApp it would require the verification.
How do I Activate It?
Update your WhatsApp from the Apple store option can be accessed by navigating to Settings > Account > Privacy within the application and enabling the Screen Lock feature.
Enabling this means you can add an extra layer of security to their WhatsApp conversations – even if your device is not locked.
This feature was launched for iOS beta users last week and has now rolled out to iOS users across the world.
How do I Get It On Android?
It should launch on Android in a few weeks. So just keep an eye on this blog