WhatsApp launched this Friday (1) the unlock by face recognition, exclusive for iPhone users (iOS). The feature, called Apple's Face ID, is only available for the beta version of the messenger on the iPhone X, XR, XS and XS Max models. The new feature was expected and arrives as a security enhancement for the app. This way, users can register their own face as an access key for shared messages in the app. Feature activation is at the discretion of the user and can be done from the platform settings.
Also new is the Touch ID unlock via fingerprint, which is available for models that do not have Face ID ie from iPhone 5S to iPhone 8/8 Plus. To learn how to enable the facial recognition function in the WhatsApp trial version, check out the step by step below. Remember that the Beta service may present instability or bugs to ordinary users because it is not the final variant of the messenger.
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WhatsApp Beta for iPhone gets screen unlock by Face ID Photo: Anna Kellen Bull / TechTudo
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Step 1. Learn how to install WhatsApp Beta for iPhone from TechTudo page. Open the app and go to "Settings" in the bottom right corner of the screen. Then select the "Privacy" option from the menu displayed by the messenger;
Learn how to enable Face ID unlocking on WhatsApp Photo: Playback / Anna Kellen Bull
Step 2. Tap "Screen Lock" to access Face ID settings. Then, activate the key available next to the "Request Face ID" item and the function will require facial recognition as WhatsApp access criteria. A list below provides time periods for the identification feature to be required;
Here's how to enable WhatsApp Face ID unlocking on iPhone Photo: Playback / Anna Kellen Bull
Step 3. Finally, when trying to enter WhatsApp, the device will display a lock screen. Just look at the smartphone for the system to make the recognition. However, if an unauthorized person attempts to use the messenger, access will be barred and the screen will display the "Face Not Recognized" warning.
WhatsApp Face ID Unlock on Linked iPhone Photo: Playback / Anna Kellen Bull
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