WhatsApp for Android Gets Fingerprint Authentication Feature

Days ago was the arrival of Reply privately, add stickers to media and more features to iOS users, today, WhatsApp is bringing Fingerprint Authentication security feature to Android users. The main aim of this feature is to protect its users’ chats from being seen by others.

Base on the report, “After working to implement Face ID and Touch ID features on iOS (that aren’t available yet for development reasons), WhatsApp has finally started to work on the Authentication feature on Android, using your Fingerprint!” said the report.

Once user enabled this feature, he/she will be required to prove that he/she is the owner by unlocking the app with Fingerprint.  required for users to open the app. The arrival of the Authentication feature to all Android users is at the door step as it is presently available for beta users. However, base on our observation, it appears that this iPhone users will soon get this feature as well, including the facial recognition.

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The report noted that the new WhatsApp feature for Android users is current under development, and also, it is disabled by default in the Whatsapp 2.19.3 beta version for android,  Download Here.

How to Enable Fingerprint Authentication on WhatsApp

Kindly goto Settings > Account > Privacy and you will see it their.

Once enable, WhatsApp will be completely protected from others to be seen.

This feature is expected to be available to all Android users having Android Marshmallow and newer operating systems and a fingerprint sensor smartphone.



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