Wirex launches the in-app biometrics confirmation feature

Region: Europe
Jan 8, 2024, 2:07:13 PM Published By Wirex Team

Exciting news from Wirex – we've just rolled out the in-app biometrics confirmation feature!

You can now use your fingerprints, eye patterns, or facial characteristics to confirm actions like sending money or resetting your password. It's a real game-changer for your account security!

Benefits for users

  • Holiday security reassurance:

Holidays are hectic enough. Wirex wants to make sure your account security isn't on your worry list. With in-app biometrics, you can shop for gifts with peace of mind - it relies on unique biological markers, providing users with a more secure layer of protection.

  • Say goodbye to SMS hassles:

The era of dealing with constantly arriving OTPs via SMS is over. Wirex's in-app biometrics confirmation eliminates the inconvenience associated with traditional SMS-based authentication methods.

  • Simple setup for additional security:

Adding an extra layer of security shouldn't be a headache. That’s why we ensure that setting up in-app biometrics confirmation is a simple process, allowing users to take control of their account security effortlessly.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to enable this feature:

Step 1: Open the Wirex app

Start by opening the Wirex app on your mobile device.

Step 2: Go to ‘Preferences’

Once you have logged in to your account, navigate to the ‘Preferences’ icon in the top left of your ‘Dashboard’. On the website, this can be found on the top menu.

Step 3: Select ‘Security’

Select the ‘Security option’ to access the security settings.

Step 4: Set up your PIN

Enter a 4-digit code to set up your PIN. You will be asked to confirm the PIN to complete the setup.

Step 5: Enable Biometrics

Scroll down to the section labeled "Unlock app with Biometrics" and toggle the switch to "on" to enable this feature.

Step 6: Set up your fingerprint/face ID

You will then be prompted to set up your fingerprint or face ID. Follow the on-screen instructions to capture an image of your face for face ID.

Step 7: Enjoy quick and secure access

Once enabled, you can log in to your Wirex account quickly and securely using either a PIN, fingerprint or face ID. This feature saves time and provides an additional layer of security for your account.

Ready to experience the next level of secure transactions and convenient account access?