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You can secure your WhatsApp conversation with Face ID and Touch ID

04 February, 2019, 19:59 | Author: Tara Roberts
  • WhatsApp for iPhone Gets Face ID Touch ID Biometric Authentication

This feature comes with the latest version of the app for iOS, namely version 2.19.20. The app leverages the Face ID or Touch ID feature on your phone to lock the app. Similar to LastPass, 1Password, and other apps, once you enable Screen Lock on WhatsApp, you will have to confirm your identity using Face ID/Touch ID every time you open WhatsApp. In the future, Facebook plans to create a unified messaging system that would work across Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram, complete with end-to-end encryption. Talking more about the feature, it is present in a new "Screen Lock" section in the "Privacy" section in "Accounts Section".

WhatsApp for iOS added over the weekend the ability to lock and hide your chats instantly with your face or fingerprint.

If the Touch ID or Face ID fails in authenticating the user, it will ask them to input the passcode for their app to gain access.

Ubisoft Apologizes For Government Shutdown Joke in ‘The Division 2’ Email
The beta runs from February 7 starting at 1AM PST until February 11 at 1AM PST for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Two main missions are playable, along with five side missions and "additional activities in the open world".

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

Users will want to be careful about their notification settings if they choose to secure their app, though, specifically message previews.

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