- WhatsApp has enabled new authentication feature on its iOS version 2.19.20.
- One can now use Touch ID or Face ID to access the app.
- The new feature enables one to enable an in-app authentication feature.
WhatsApp is rolling out a new authentication feature for iOS users that it was previously working on. The latest version 2.19.20 update for the app brings the new option for users. The new option enables an in-app authentication function so that only a valid user can access the app. The new authentication option can be enabled from the Privacy tab under the Account section of the apps’ settings. As per a previous report by WABetaInfo, users with iPhone X or above will get to use Face ID for verification and access to the app, while older iPhone models will use Touch ID for enabling the feature. After the option is set-up, the phone will prompt users to use Face ID or Touch ID to access the app but there will also be an option to enter a passcode in case biometric authentication fails.