How To Lock WhatsApp With Your Fingerprint (Or Face) On Android And iOS
How To Lock WhatsApp With Your Fingerprint (Or Face) On Android And iOS

WhatsApp now allows you to lock your app with a fingerprint or a Face-ID on android and iOS devices. WhatsApp enabled this setting for iOS back in February, and yesterday it rolled it out for Android phones.

You won’t need to register your face or fingerprint again when you’re using this function. WhatsApp will rely on the system-based biometric authentication.

Here’s how you can enable it:

For Android

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Go to Settings>Account>Privacy>Fingerprint lock.
  • Turn on Unlock with Fingerprint toggle.

When you enable this option, you’ll be required to authenticate yourself using Face ID every time you open WhatsApp. The steps below describe how to enable this with Face ID; if you have Touch ID on your phone, the procedure is the same.

Note: If the fingerprint lock option is not showing on your device, go to playstore and update your whatsapp app.

Related: How To Use WhatsApp On Your Computer

For iOS

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Go to Settings>Account>Privacy>Screen lock.
  • Turn on Require Face ID.

Now, you’re safe from peeping toms.

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