How To Enable Face ID on Whatsapp


Whatsapp has been rolled out the most anticipated security feature in its recently updated application. Now Whatsapp supports Face ID and Fingerprint Support for iOS users. Apple phone users can now install the latest Whatsapp build number 2.19.20 from iTunes app store. As its good news for iOS users, many Android users are disappointed because this feature is yet to be announced for Android and it may update or not its still not clear by the company. Android phone users have to wait for the next update of WhatsApp to find out this feature is launched or not. In the meanwhile, Apple phone users can follow the step by step instruction given below to enable face ID or Fingerprint Sensor on their phone but first, let’s fetch out the history and other detail of the update.


WhatsApp Face ID Rumors, History and Hindrance

The history of Face ID implemented in Whatsapp Security Feature has been started when an unknown user has disclosed this information on a community forum. The rumor spread like a wildfire because it seems to be a genuine update but at that point, it’s still not clear that this update will ever be going to roll out. Now its launched users can benefit from it by adding it in their installed Whatsapp Application. With this new update, nobody can peek into your WhatsApp application which solves one of our problems to forget or giving the phone to others. You can still reply to the message in the notification using quick chat but to access the Whatsapp application you have to unlock the face id or fingerprint which is a hindrance or solution its up-to you to decide.

Enable Face ID on Whatsapp

  1. Open App store and update your application with the latest version. If you somehow can’t see the update button make sure you are not accessing the cache copy of the page. To verify you are not accessing the cache check the what’s new section in the app store you will see Face ID has been updated in the application if it’s not written in the section it means you are accessing the cache page.
  2. Once you updated the app with the latest version open Whatsapp and head over to Settings > Account > Privacy > Screen Lock.
  3. In Screen Lock Page tap on option Face ID.
  4. Now Turn on Face ID option and then tap on the option immediately to enable face verification. You may select the time duration to 1 minute or other mentioned in the face id option to activate the ID option in that timeframe.

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