WhatsApp just received the update iPhone fans have been waiting for

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Version 2.19.20 of the chatting client, that is now available to download through the App Store, provides fans with the ability to lock WhatsApp so either Face ID or Touch ID is needed to open it.

WhatsApp has updated its iOS app to add a Screen Lock feature. Tap "Settings" "Account" "Privacy" and enable Screen Lock.

According to the report by WABetaInfo, users can also set the time duration before which the app locks down WhatsApp. Some manufacturers, like Samsung and Huawei, bake similar features right into their Android skins. This includes South African users.

Users will want to be careful about their notification settings if they choose to secure their app, though, specifically message previews. When it's on, you'll need to use Touch ID or Face ID to unlock WhatsApp, though you'll still be ably to reply to messages from notifications and answer calls, even when the app is locked. From there, all you have to do is enable Screen Lock. While it is not something major but it surely is affected certain WhatsApp users and not everyone.

WhatsApp didn't immediately respond to a request for information about any new security for the Android version of the app.

The new tool has also been rumoured to arrive for Android devices. Reply a message in a chat. It is expected that WhatsApp would soon roll out an update to fix this.