How To Lock Whatsapp Using Touch/Face ID On iPhone

Whatsapp has just rolled out a new feature to its app where users will be able to lock the Whatsapp app with Touch ID or Face ID on iPhone. With this feature, users now have an option to authenticate and launch the app only when the Face ID or Touch ID is detected.

Whatsapp is one of the most used messaging platforms around the globe. Since people send and receive lots of messages, the app locking feature was much needed. Now it’s already integrated into the app, here is how to use it.

How To Lock Whatsapp With Face ID or Touch ID on iPhone

Lock Whatsapp on iPhone

Step 1: Launch the Whatsapp App

Step 2: Head over to Settings

Step 3: Tap Account – Privacy

Step 4: One the last line there is an option called Screen Lock

Step 5: Enable it! For iPhone X and higher, there will be an option as “Require Face ID” and for iPhone 5S and higher, there will be an option as “Require Touch ID”

After that, you will get one more option and that is when you want to lock the app after you exit it. You can choose immediately, after 1 minute, after 15 minutes or after 1 hour depending on your preference.