WhatsApp working on Face ID, Touch ID to unlock app
WhatsApp is reportedly working on a feature to add Touch ID and Face ID authentication to unlock the messaging app. The feature, which is under development, will be available in Privacy Settings, under ‘Touch ID’, reports claimed. The iPhones using iOS 8 or more are expected to have Touch ID while iPhone X, XR, and others would include Face ID.
Users will have to enter the device’s unlock code if unable to authenticate using the face or fingerprint ID.
It is not clear when the feature could be released for iPhone and it is not known if developers will create a similar system for Android.