WhatsApp for iPhone Rumoured to Get Touch ID, Face ID Authentication Support. Sources have reported that WhatsApp is currently working on a new update for iPhone users that will bring in support for Touch ID and Face ID in WhatsApp. Which will certainly be a great implementation and will prove to be a boon to user’s privacy. Although, apps such as telegram have this feature already built in. It will be quite interesting to see it now in WhatsApp too. Although it remains to be a mystery whether such fingerprint authentication support will be available for Android users as well. And even the company hasn’t confirmed anything as of now. The new development is said to currently be in a “high alpha stage”.
Nevertheless, some screenshots evidencing Touch ID and Face ID support on WhatsApp for iPhone have already surfaced on the Web. The WhatsApp Business app for iPhone is also reported to come with authentication support. Folks are reporting that WhatsApp is currently developing Touch ID and Face ID support for its iPhone app. The new development is said to be in the pipeline for some weeks under a high alpha stage. Having said that, there are some screenshots to suggest the scope of new support.
The alleged screenshots posted on a show that the rumored option to enable Touch ID or Face ID on a compatible iPhone is available under the Privacy settings of WhatsApp. It essentially prompts users to use Touch ID or Face ID each time to access the instant messaging app. Further, if the app doesn’t recognize the assigned biometrics, it will ask users to enter their iPhone passcode.