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WhatsApp enables Face ID and Fingerprint lock for iOS and Android phones

WhatsApp has taken steps to enhance the security features of its users on the Android and the iOS platforms by introducing the Face ID and Fingerprint lock for its instant messaging app.

Thankfully, WhatsApp allows you to lock your app with a fingerprint or a FaceID. WhatsApp enabled this setting for iOS back in February, and yesterday it rolled it out for Android users.

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You won’t need to register your face or fingerprint again when you’re using this function. WhatsApp will rely on the system-based biometric authentication.

Here’s how you can enable it:

For Android

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Go to Settings>Account>Privacy>Fingerprint lock.
  • Turn on Unlock with Fingerprint toggle.

When you enable this option, you’ll be required to authenticate yourself using Face ID every time you open WhatsApp. The steps below describe how to enable this with Face ID; if you have Touch ID on your phone, the procedure is the same.

For iOS

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Go toSettings>Account>Privacy>Screen lock.
  • Turn on Require Face ID.

This is aimed at protecting users privacy and ensuring security.

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