WhatsApp is a hugely-popular application that is harnessed by millions of people around the globe every month.
In fact, it is considered to be the most-used client in the world, according to data company Statista.
That means WhatsApp is harnessed more often than the likes of Facebook Messenger and WeChat.
The app is regularly updated, meaning new features are consistently introduced.
And now it appears another new feature is being worked on for the software, according to WABetaInfo.
WABetaInfo is an outlet that searches through the latest code in WhatsApp beta and alpha builds to bring an insight into possible future updates for all users.
The outlet has insisted support for Touch ID and Face ID on Apple devices is currently “under development” at the company.
It emphasised such functionality is still in early stages of development, but that it will only allow the app to be opened once verification has taken place.
WABetaInfo showed off images of a toggle in WhatsApp’s settings menu that asks the user if they would like a prompt for Touch ID or Face ID every time the software is opened.
The publication added if either verification method receives too many wrong attempts, WhatsApp will ask the user for their iPhone passcode in order to open the client.
The new tool appears determined to provide an extra layer of security for fans.
No release date was given for the new addition.
However, the WhatsApp faithful were given more good news on Friday when the messaging giant announced it was bringing stickers to the service.
Coming to both iOS and Android devices “over the coming weeks”, sticker packs are initially arriving from WhatsApp’s own designers.
But the app has also added support for third-party packs, meaning other designers and developers can introduce new ways to express yourself on the chatting service.
Explaining the new addition, WhatsApp said: “From emoji and camera features to Status and animated GIFs, we’re always looking to add new features that make communicating with friends and family on WhatsApp easy and fun.
“Today, we’re excited to introduce a new way for people to express themselves with stickers.
“Whether with a smiling teacup or a crying broken heart, stickers help you share your feelings in a way that you can’t always express with words.
“To start, we’re launching sticker packs created by our designers at WhatsApp and a selection of stickers from other artists.
“We’ve also added support for third-party sticker packs to allow designers and developers around the world to create stickers for WhatsApp.
“Stickers will be available for Android and iPhone over the coming weeks. We hope you enjoy them!”
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