A new report by The Verge suggests that WhatsApp is working on a security feature when logging your WhatsApp account to the web or on their Desktop app.
According to the new report, WhatsApp will add a Face ID and/or Touch ID authentication when linking your WhatsApp account to WhatsApp Web. So far, that process has been scanning a QR code on WhatsApp Web’s site using the phone’s camera, but soon the process will be much more secure.
The feature will be added by default on iPhones that support either Face ID or Touch ID and running iOS 14. This means that when you want to link your account to the web, you have to authenticate using your face or finger unless you disable the feature.
WhatsApp told The Verge that a new update that features this new security improvement is on the way and that it will roll out to iPhones in a couple of weeks.
WhatsApp also recently tweeted & confirmed this new security feature, which is being rolled out today:
Today we’re starting to roll out a new security feature for WhatsApp Web and Desktop: face and fingerprint unlock when linking devices.
WhatsApp does not see your face or fingerprint data.
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) January 28, 2021