WhatsApp is getting stricter after facing privacy issues.
WhatsApp has recently implemented a mandatory Face ID or Touch ID to enable the authentication link from the user’s phone to your computer. This was first reported by The Verge.
Mandatory Face ID or Touch ID: The New Way
Before the implementation of the new way of link authentication for WhatsApp web and phone, the mobile application uses QR code instead. Having the primitive way of linking authentication, the company has decided to be stricter so that it can’t be hacked by someone who has access to the user’s phone.
This new feature is compatible is yet compatible with iPhone running iOs 14 which happens to have Touch ID or Face ID. The user will have to authenticate to link their account unless they have disabled biometric features on their device. This type of security has been the best feature iOs devices have to offer. WhatsApp is transitioning to change its security and making it tighter for whenever someone who has the user’s phone cannot access it by just using the QR code.
Few mobile providers have already confirmed that they would not continue to help some far older generation phones with the year coming to a close. Also, the same sentiments were shared by some accessible apps on the market, like WhatsApp.
Since they are already prone to work on far older operating systems, it has been announced that the software itself would discontinue its ability to function on some Android and iOS smartphones. WhatsApp is likely to see the suspension of its activities that are now running operating systems older than Android 4.0.3 or iPhone’s iOS 9.
The announcement was shown on WhatsApp’s help page, where they also urged and advised consumers to use the new operating system versions on their respective phones to completely appreciate the functionality included on the applications that could be included with their OS.