WhatsApp To Provide More Security Features; Read Everything About It
Not everyone likes to respect the privacy of other as much as they respect theirs. We usually don’t feel that your phone is safe around these individuals. Such individuals tend to snoop on your WhatsApp, if you don’t pay much attention to their activities.
It seems like WhatsApp too is familiar with the problem and now finally has decided to put a stop at this practice and to offer more protection to your messages as well as your media files, simply by introducing some new features to their users. But honestly, if your friends are snooping through your messages without your permission, you should not hangout with them for too long.
As reported by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is apparently looking to bring TouchID and FaceID support to the iOS version of the app. No official news has been come out in this regard, not even in the beta app yet. Now the question is if somehow Whatsapp introduces this feature, what does one need to do to take advantage of the rumoured feature.
When (and if) the feature arrives, you’ll need to toggle the ‘Require Touch ID’ option to activate it. Once you do that, it’ll effectively lock your messenger behind a secondary security wall. You’ll then need to use FaceID (for the iPhone X and up) or TouchID (for older iPhones) every time you want to access WhatsApp. In case either of them fails, you’ll be allowed to use your passcode.
This might not provide a tight security to your Whatsapp, but at least this way your texts are safe from someone even if you’ve handed them your phone to play a game or some such. Android users though, unfortunately, will likely have to wait for a much longer time for this similar feature.
WhatsApp won’t be the only popular instant messaging app to support Touch ID and Face ID technologies. Other popular messaging apps such as Signal and Telegram are already supporting Apple’s in-house biometric developments to protect the messages of their users. Similarly, apps such as Microsoft Outlook also have the option to enable Touch ID and Face ID support.