WhatsApp update lets you lock it with Face ID or Touch ID

WhatsApp finally has the feature requested by many iPhone users

When it's on, you'll need to use Touch ID or Face ID to unlock WhatsApp, though you'll still be ably to reply to messages from notifications and answer calls, even when the app is locked.

Face ID or Touch ID have a new goal: keeping others out of WhatsApp.

WhatsApp is among the most popular messaging service in the world.

WhatsApp for iOS has been updated to include support for Touch ID or Face ID to unlock the app. But if you want to access anything else in the app, you'll have to use your finger or face to unlock it.

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They can be used to lock the app itself, not individual conversations. It is still a feature that is exclusive to the iOS version of the app, but there are rumblings of an Android equivalent arriving sometime in the near future. Your WhatsApp notifications are still visible, and you can do quick replies within iOS without 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.

iPhones users can now add an extra layer of security on WhatsApp. The option to enable Screen Lock can be found under the Privacy section.

WhatsApp for iPhone has received an important update through build version 2.19.20.

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