Here's How to Lock WhatsApp Using Face and Fingerprint.How to lock WhatsApp using faces and fingerprints. Photo: Net / Ist
Technology News, - Finally, there is a way to lock WhatsApp using faces and fingerprints. This was previously only limited to rumors spread on the internet. Rumors about the latest biometric feature for WhatsApp users have been circulating since the end of 2018. Whatsapp then officially launched this biometric feature for its users, although it is still in the form of a beta tester.
The advantages of this biometric feature on WhatsApp allows users to lock and open the WhatsApp application using faces and fingerprints. Other advantages, the biometric data of WhatsApp users is guaranteed confidentiality through encryption and stored on the side of the device used by the user, not stored on the WhatsApp server.
Unfortunately this feature can only be used on phones that already have a Face ID or Touch ID. Both only exist on the WhatsApp platform for iOS. The Touch ID feature that allows users to lock WhatsApp using fingerprints is known to only exist on the iPhone 8 down. While the Face ID feature that allows users to lock WhatsApp using faces is only on iPHone X, XS, XS Max, and XR.
Before activating this feature, you must first update the WhatsApp application in the latest version. So you who use an iOS device can update WhatsApp to version 126.96.36.199 through the App Store. This WhatsApp version 188.8.131.52 update measures 137.7MB and is compatible with iPhone models running iOS 8.0 or higher.
How to lock WhatsApp using your face and fingerprint, first thing you have to do after updating the application is to first activate this feature on the WhatsApp Privacy menu. You can simply access the Settings menu (settings), then you select Account (account), and finally you select Privacy (privacy).
On the Privacy page, you just select the Screen Lock menu or Lock Screen. On the Screen Lock screen, you will be presented with the option to activate the Face ID or Touch ID feature, depending on the features on the device you are using. Then you enable toggle Require Face ID or Require
Touch ID. That's how to lock WhatsApp using faces and fingerprints.
You can also set the time period to lock the WhatsApp application automatically. The time period for locking WhatsApp can be set from Immediately, meaning that the WhatsApp application will be locked when you leave WhatsApp for up to 1 hour. To reopen it, you must scan the Face ID (face) or Touch ID (fingerprint). If the scan fails when you want to open the WhatsApp application with your face or fingerprint, you must enter your iPhone Passcode.
One interesting thing about this feature, although this feature is protected by biometric technology, but if you are lazy to open WhastApp, you can reply to messages or answer WhatsApp phones from the Lock Screen notification.
Wow, isn't it interesting? How to lock WhatsApp by using face and fingerprint so this can only be done through the iOS platform, but for you Android users don't worry. As quoted from PhoneArena, a biometric feature that allows users to lock WhatsApp with fingerprint is also being developed for the Android version of WhatsApp.