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TouchID, FaceID coming to WhatsApp soon, as the feature is under development

23 October 2018 3

WhatsApp continues to include new features and is continuously working on to improve the app. Lately, WhatsApp was rolling out picture-in-picture mode to play YouTube videos while staying within WhatsApp in addition to the ability to re-download the deleted media files. The latest update brings on a lot of handy features that let the users play voice notes automatically without a need to play them manually one after another. Likewise, the update also brings support for additional options for status replies and more on Dark Mode as well.


Likewise, WhatsApp is also working on to bring Touch ID support which has been under development and is yet in its Alpha stage though below is how the feature would work. The app lays down the ‘Touch ID’ toggle in the privacy settings which would then make you use Touch ID while opening the app.

Though in case you happen to put in multiple wrong attempts, it would then ask you to enter the iPhone passcode. The only downside is that the feature isn’t available to all in addition to quite a slow authentication time which the company needs to improve. Touch ID would be available to you if you happen to have it in your iPhone on iOS 8+ and incorporates a fingerprint sensor. Likewise, the FaceID would be out for phones that include iPhone X, iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs and Xs Max.

Currently, this feature is only for iPhones (having FaceID) though it won’t be long after when Android phones would get similar sort of authentication feature as well.

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