WhatsApp update: iPhones get facial recognition, touch ID; Here's how to enable it

Feb 06, 2019, 09:44 AM IST
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Facebook-owned WhatsApp has said it has added facial recognition and touch ID features for iPhone users to enhance data privacy and security.

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WhatsApp private messaging

WhatsApp private messaging

"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 said in a statement.

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WhatsApp Face ID: For iPhone 5s and above models

WhatsApp Face ID: For iPhone 5s and above models

This WhatsApp feature is available on iPhone 5s or later models and on iOS 9 and above.

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WhatsApp Setting

WhatsApp Setting

To enable the iPhone feature in WhatsApp, users can make changes in the app's settings section. 

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How to enable Face ID for WhatsApp

How to enable Face ID for WhatsApp

To enable Face Id on your iPhone, follow these steps: Open WhatsApp >> Settings >> Face ID >> Tap on 'Require Face ID' >> Select activation time.

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WhatsApp: Chats more secure now

WhatsApp: Chats more secure now

The new WhatsApp feature makes your chat safer further by enabling another layer of security.

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