Some WhatsApp users are getting an important new security tool soon WhatsApp

Android users will soon get a new way to secure their WhatsApp accounts and protect their chats from unauthorized access. Users with Android phones can already use a fingerprint to unlock the app, but soon they’ll be able to use their phone’s facial recognition sensor too – or any other biometric sensor their handset happens to have.

iPhone users have been able to unlock WhatsApp with a glance for some time thanks to the app’s support for Apple’s FaceID, but this is the first time the feature will be available for Android devices.