Good News! WhatsApp Adds New Feature To Help Protect Messages
No one can deny that WhatsApp is the most widely used feature however it comes with a certain security issue that we come across on daily basis. After every day, we come across bugs and security issues harming the users using this social media channel. However, the tech giant never leaves its users unattended and rolls out fixes for every bug and Security lapses.
The new rumoured security feature was launched last week for iPhone users. The feature basically allows you to restrict people who have access to your phone from reading your messages. Currently, WhatsApp only supports this additional security feature on Apple devices. However, the testing is still going on for android enabled smart devices. This feature is rumoured to be launched real soon.
The new update basically adds fingerprint lock to the WhatsApp application on the iPhone. To use the feature you’ll need to ensure you’re using the latest version of WhatsApp. Check this by going to settings and pressing “help”. You’ll you need to have version 2.19.20 to enable this feature on your smartphone. If you don’t have the latest version, head to the iOS App Store and hit the update button.
Here’s How to Activate the WhatsApp Authentication Feature in iPhone:
-To activate the new authentication feature you’ll need to open WhatsApp and head to the settings page.
-On iOS, it can be found by opening the app and looking for “Settings” on the row of icons on the bottom of your screen.
-When in settings press the “account” menu item.
-Now head to “privacy” from within the new menu that appears.
-The iPhone X, XS, XS Max and XR will all show “Face ID”. Now enable the faceID or TOuch ID just according to your choice and device
-When you do that you’ll be presented with a set of options. You can either have WhatsApp lock itself as soon as you move to a different app, or you can select some different times.
This added level of authentication is useful for people who want to let other people use their device but don’t want anyone accessing their messages.