How To Active WhatsApp Face ID,Touch ID Biometric Authentication

WhatsApp has improved its security feature and now users need not have to worry much about their private chats even when their phone is left unlocked and unattended for long hours.

Users of WhatsApp on Android could soon be able to protect their chats with fingerprint authentication, as the feature has joined support for iOS’ Face ID and Touch ID in development, according to a report from fan site WABetaInfo, which spotted a new update submitted to the Google Play Beta Program.

How to activate the WhatsApp Face ID/Touch ID feature in your iPhone:

  • Open your whatsApp
  • Go to the settings
  • Tap on the account
  • Click on privacy
  • Tap on security
  • Select the screen lock
  • Turn on the Touch ID or Face ID. You can tap to choose if you want the biometric authentication to apply immediately or after an interval of a minute, 15 minutes, or an hour.

How To Activate WhatsApp Screen Lock Feature

The chat company has added a Touch ID/Face ID security feature to the chat platform that makes its more secure. The feature, however, is available only for iOS users for now. Android users will have to wait for sometime as the feature is on its way and could reach the Android platform soon.

WhatsApp Face ID authentication feature has been in news since last year. Similar to how the app locker work in your phone, the feature adds puts a lock over your private chat conversations which can unlocked using your biometric details like fingerprints or face.

Note :-Once done your WhatsApp will be locked and you will have to enter your biometric detail to unlock it.

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