Sunday, 20 October, 2019

WhatsApp Beta users can now use fingerprint authentication just like iOS

WhatsApp Whats App fingerprint authentication Whats App Android beta Whats App show content in notifications Whats App fingerprint lock feature This new feature will help users in adding a layer of protection to their Whats App chats
Emmett Howard | 13 August, 2019, 21:28

This new feature will help users in adding a layer of protection to their WhatsApp chats.

The fingerprint unlock feature will soon ship to the official WhatsApp for Android app.

One of WhatsApp's most awaited features, fingerprint authentication, is finally rolling out to Android users. You can find the feature nesting under WhatsApp Settings Account Privacy Fingerprint Lock. After enabling the feature, every time the users opens WhatsApp, it will ask for authentication via the registered fingerprint to unlock the app.

The feature is compatible with phones running Android Marshmallow or higher, and those that feature a fingerprint scanner.

The new Fingerprint Lock feature on WhatsApp is offered with three options - "immediately", "After 1 minute" and "After 30 minutes". Users can choose from these options according to their preference.

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The social messaging app allows users to choose when they have to authenticate their identity in order to use the app. The feature will make its way to the stable version in due course.

WhatsApp has rolled out a beta programme for Android users a couple of years ago. With this feature, you only have to unlock it when you open the app, otherwise, you can attend the WhatsApp calls without unlocking the app. The new update brings the much-awaited fingerprint lock feature to WhatsApp.

That said, the new Fingerprint lock feature for Android WhatsApp users is undoubtedly deserving as it allows users to have more privacy of their important conversations on the Facebook-owned WhatsApp, meaning more control for users on the messaging platform.

It's not immediately clear when it will be rolled out to the stable version of the app, but given that it is now already a part of the public beta, it shouldn't be long before that happens.

If you are not on the latest version of beta app, which is 2.19.221 then you need to update the same by heading to Google's Play Store.

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