The WhatsApp can now be locked with face or touch identification.

Whatsapp Touch id
Whatsapp Touch id

The WhatsApp can now be locked with the face or touch identification

Image by: Christoph Scholz

Users of Apple can now lock their WhatsApp chat using biometric safety on their phones. The feature is now available with WhatsApp version 2.11.20 and was first found by 9to5mach. Although your message can’t be secured per chat, even if your phone itself is already unlocked, the new layer of biometric security should protect the content of your message more.

While users can still view WhatsApp notifications (if they choose to preview messages) and promptly respond to them within iOS, they can not access the whole app without the success of the standard iOS authentication process. The function is also available on Android.