WhatsApp for iPhone: These iPhones support WhatsApp authentication feature to lock chats
The WhatsApp Face ID/Touch ID authentication feature has been rolled out for all iOS beta users to lock their WhatsApp chats, media files and more. These iPhones will support WhatsApp authentication feature.
WhatsApp for iPhone has just received one of the most anticipated features of this year dubbed as the WhatsApp Face ID/Touch ID authentication feature. This feature essentially allows iPhone users to lock their WhatsApp chats using biometric scanners such as Face ID or Touch ID and whenever the WhatsApp app is launched in the device, it will need the said authentication open.
The WhatsApp authentication feature for the Facebook-owned platform has been rolled out with the iOS beta update 2.19.20 which is now available on the App Store as well. However, this also means that only beta users will be able to use WhatsApp Face ID/Touch ID authentication feature for now through the TestFlight beta programme. On the other hand, there are some other improvements in the beta update in regards to the performance of iOS devices as well.
When it comes to all the supported devices, the WhatsApp Face ID/Touch ID authentication feature is supported on iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR. On the other hand, all iOS devices running iOS 9 or above and has either Face ID or Touch ID will also support the new WhatsApp feature.
WhatsApp Face ID/Touch ID authentication: How to use this new feature on iOS devices
Ensure WhatsApp for iOS beta is updated to the new 2.19.20 version from the App Store.
Launch the WhatsApp app on your device.
Go to WhatsApp Settings.
You will find the Touch ID or FaceID option in the bottom half of the menu depending on the iPhone you are using an iPhone X or newer will have the FaceID option.
Once the WhatsApp authentication feature is enabled, users will have to choose the time frame after which they would like the application to be locked when they move to another app on their iPhones or any other supported device. Moreover, if you lock the whole device using the power button, you will be asked for your FaceID or Touch ID, every time you open the WhatsApp app on your device.
Source by Timesnownews.com