WhatsApp for Android to Get Fingerprint Security Soon: Report
Fingerprint authentication for WhatsApp has already been rolled out for iOS.
WhatsApp has updated its Android beta version of the app and has added an additional security feature where users will be able to lock the messaging application using the phone’s fingerprint scanner.
The new feature was first spotted by WABetaInfo and the beta tester has shared images of what the feature will look like on the app.
According to the screenshots, the fingerprint authentication feature can be enabled in Settings, although this feature is disabled by default.
In order to activate the feature post the update is rolled out, users will have to go to Settings >Account >Privacy > Use Fingerprint to Unlock.
After the feature is enabled the app will ask you the duration after which you want the app to be locked: After 1 minute, after 10 minutes or after 30 minutes.
If the app is not able to recognise the fingerprint, it will show an error.
The test also noted that the user interface has also been improved including some new settings.
WABetaInfo recently announced that WhatsApp will be getting a Dark Mode which it showcased in its latest update. There is no news when the 2.19.82 update will be rolled out for all users in its final version.
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