WhatsApp just received the update iPhone fans have been waiting for

WhatsApp finally has the feature requested by many iPhone users

The feature is available for WhatsApp iOS version 2.19.20 and users can update their app to use it.

"The feature is now only on the iOS app, and adds a new feature to the Privacy menu in users" settings.

If you own an iPhone X or greater, you can use Face ID to unlock WhatsApp while iPhone 8 and lower devices will make use of Touch ID. In the future, Facebook plans to create a unified messaging system that would work across Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram, complete with end-to-end encryption. The update is related to Face ID and Touch ID features, and it's only available on the iOS app for the time being.

WhatsApp is finally bring an in-built app lock to access chat.

There's no password backup option, which means that only your fingerprint or face will unlock the app. Your WhatsApp notifications are still visible, and you can do quick replies within iOS without authentication. As previously reported, as part of the feature, users will need to unlock the app by unlocking it so that people can't snoop in on their conversations.

iPhones users can now add an extra layer of security on WhatsApp. From there, all you have to do is enable Screen Lock.

WhatsApp hasn't given a date for when a similar feature will arrive for Android, but it says it's on the way. The app will also prevent users from checking the preview out in the multi-tasking window if and when the authentication feature is enabled.

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