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

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

Hopefully this is an added layer of security that more messaging and social media apps will implement in the future. To access the lock, go to Settings Account Privacy and select Screen Lock.

WhatsApp has launched an update to its iOS app which enables a new biometric authentication feature.

WhatsApp has updated its iOS app to add a Screen Lock feature.


WhatsApp is finally bring an in-built app lock to access chat. A fingerprint authentication feature appears to be under development for Android and it could be released in the coming update.

iPhone users can still preview the messages from WhatsApp notifications and even quick reply but full functionalities will be available after the authentication. 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.

This feature comes with the latest version of the app for iOS, namely version 2.19.20. If you have them turned on then you'll be able to both see and reply to any messages without having to unlock the app. The new feature, which has been in anticipation since October past year - when the new authentication addition was reported for the first time, works similarly to how you can lock Outlook or Signal on your iPhone.

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