WhatsApp’s feature for iPhones is still in the alpha stages, which means that iPhone users will not see it for quite a while. According to a report by WABetainfo, the company is now testing integration of Touch ID and Face ID with the app. The report also stated that the feature will also be available to WhatsApp Business app.
The image below shows where the new feature will be located. To enable authentication through Touch ID or Face ID, users would have to go to the Privacy settings in WhatsApp and enable it. Every time they will access the app, the user will rely on Touch ID or Face ID.
When either Touch ID or Face ID happen to fail in authenticating the user, the app will require a passcode to access it.
According to the report, both Touch ID and Face ID authentication are being tested and they’re working without issues. The site also mentioned that the authentication process seems to lag from time to time.
Recent WhatsApp Features
iOS users that have purchased an display iPhone XS Max will see that WhatsApp has a new update to allow support for the big display. It seems that the app was not scaling on the iPhone XS Max’s screen, so they have fixed it in the update 2.18.100.
Soon enough, WhatsApp on iOS will get a dark mode feature, writes WABetaInfo, adding that they’ve seen the code for it in the iOS app update.
The latest update for the iOS version also came with a revamp of the reply and forward menu.
The good news for WhatsApp users came on Friday when the company announced the stickers that are supposed to come soon on both iOS and WhatsApp.
“From emoji and camera features to Status and animated GIFs, we’re always looking to add new features that make communicating with friends and family on WhatsApp easy and fun.
The company also stated that the feature would come “over the coming weeks.”
Robert J. Smith is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including JoyStiq and Android Authority. In regards to academics, Robert earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Robert has passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.