WhatsApp finally has the feature requested by many iPhone users

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Popular instant messaging app, WhatsApp, has released a new update for iOS users where you can enable Face ID or Touch ID to secure your conversations.

Face ID or Touch ID have a new goal: keeping others out of WhatsApp.

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A feature which has been much awaited by iPhone users for a very long time has now arrived in WhatsApp. You can't lock select chats within the app yet but even an app-wide lock method is a useful feature. Of course, if you're using WhatsApp quite often, the additional security protection added in the latest update may be bothersome, but better safe than sorry.

To add Face ID or Touch ID on WhatsApp for iOS, here's what you need to do. The new feature, which has been in anticipation since October past year - when the new authentication addition was reported for the first time, works similarly to how you can lock Outlook or Signal on your iPhone.

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There's no password backup option, which means that only your fingerprint or face will unlock the app.

A new version of WhatsApp for iOS is now rolling out bringing a new and somewhat anticipated authentication feature. The feature is yet to roll out for Android users.

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