WhatsApp for iOS adds Screen Lock feature

WhatsApp finally has the feature requested by many iPhone users

Keep in mind you'll have to be on iOS 9 or above for Touch ID, or iOS 12 and above for Face ID. In the future, Facebook plans to create a unified messaging system that would work across Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram, complete with end-to-end encryption.

WhatsApp is launching a new security feature that's so simple and useful, I'm surprised more messaging apps haven't implemented it. Starting today, WhatsApp will allow you to lock the app using TouchID or FaceID (Android is on the way). Once that's done, open the app and head to Settings, Account, Privacy, and then Screen Lock. Since iOS itself locks a native app locking ability, it is up to developers to add this feature to their apps. A fingerprint authentication feature appears to be under development for Android and it could be released in the coming update.

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The report also added that users can still reply to messages from notifications or receive WhatsApp calls without the need for authentication. This additional Face ID security is now available only for iOS users.

WhatsApp didn't immediately respond to a request for information about any new security for the Android version of the app. From there, all you have to do is enable Screen Lock. If anyone does enable the feature, they should also ensure that their notification previews have been properly set to hide sensitive content from being displayed.

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