New Delhi: WhatsApp has officially announced that it has rolled out facial recognition and touch ID features for iPhone users to enhance data privacy and security.
"At WhatsApp, we care deeply about private messaging, and today we're excited to introduce Touch ID and Face ID on iPhone to help prevent someone from taking your phone and reading your messages," WhatsApp wrote in its blog.
This feature is available on iPhone 5s or later models and on iOS 9 and above. If you have the following phones you can use the feature:
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone XS Max
How to enable the feature
To enable the iPhone feature in WhatsApp, users can make the changes in the app's settings section.
Open WhatsApp and tap Settings
Now select Account
Choose Screen Lock and turn on Touch ID or Face ID
You have the option to select the amount of time before Touch ID or Face ID is prompted after WhatsApp is closed.