A few days ago WhatsApp introduced a feature that many users had been demanding for years, the most popular messaging app in the world updated its application with advanced protection functions. Since then anyone can protect their conversations with Face ID or Touch ID.
Thanks to this protection we can program that WhatsApp is blocked when we leave the app at the moment or after a few minutes. A very interesting option so that nobody can gossip our chats but has an error, there is a trick recognized by WhatsApp itself, which allows access to the app without having to go through the security filter of Face ID or Touch ID.
As simple as sharing
Of course, it has been a Reddit user who has realized this serious security failure of WhatsApp that makes completely useless the protection with Face ID or Touch ID. The secret is to share any file through the application.
That is, to skip blocking by Face DI or Touch ID WhatsApp we just have to follow these steps:
We locate a file, it can be a photo or a link to a website.
Click on the icon of Share of iOS.
We select share by WhatsApp.
We will see how we can enter the app without being asked to identify us.
Once the file is shared, we can continue inside the app.
However, it is an error that only works on certain occasions. There are several options of time intervals to protect WhatsApp with Face ID or Touch ID, “Immediately”, “After 1 minute”, “After 15 minutes” and “After one hour”. If we have activated the option “Immediately” this trick will not work, but with the other options, we can access WhatsApp without unlocking with Face ID or Touch ID.
WhatsApp is already aware of the error and as reported by Reuters are working on a solution. It is true that it is something far-fetched, but once you enter the app you can do anything. Once you send the file you can browse through all the chats and even access Settings> Account> Privacy> Screen lock and uncheck the Face ID / Touch ID option.