Here’s how to enable WhatsApp Fingerprint security:

  1. Make sure you have the latest Application version
  2. Go to WhatsApp Settings Tap on Accounts> Privacy
  3. Tap on Accounts> Privacy
  4. Tap on Fingerprint lock and enable the ‘unlock with fingerprint’ toggle.
  5. After enabling fingerprint unlock, select one of the three available time interval options to lock the app automatically.


Users can also choose to hide the message text and the sender’s name in the notification preview. To do so, tap on the ‘show content in notifications’ toggle to enable.

WhatsApp for iPhone allows users to unlock the app using Face ID on iPhone X and later. Face Unlock feature is yet to make its way on the Android app.