The Facebook messaging app will soon ask us to authenticate via Face ID or Touch ID in the menu that allows us to add new WhatsApp web sessions. An additional protective measure to ensure that a person with access to a phone cannot set up a session without authorization.
Extra protection that never hurts
So far, the process of starting a new session in WhatsApp Web —or in a client other than the iPhone
Now with the change that Facebook is planning for its messaging app, after tapping the button to add a new session We need to authenticate via Face ID or Touch ID on our iPhone to continue
It is clear that little by little WhatsApp dedicates resources to fine-tune the experience of using the application. It’s something that shows up in the little details like this safety supplement that will be available soon. For now, however, if we have an iPhone without Touch ID or Face ID, it’s not possible to use a passcode instead, for example, so we won’t see any changes in the app.
As Facebook tweaks its flagship messaging app, Telegram is doing the same with sound. We recently saw how we can already export all WhatsApp chats to Telegram to continue being able to have them when we migrate platforms.