WhatsApp's fingerprint unlock feature is now available on Android

  • 01-November-2019

WhatsApp has declared that its application would now be able to be locked with a fingerprint on Android, following the addition of biometric security to its iOS version prior this year. Turning the feature on implies you'll have to utilize your fingerprint to unlock the application considerably subsequent to opening your phone. It's an additional level of security like what you may discover in a banking application.

The update doesn't seem, by all accounts, to be accessible in all regions at this time, yet once it shows up, WhatsApp says you'll have the option to flip on the additional security from within the application's privacy settings menu. There are options to let the application stay opened for one or 30 minutes after you open it, and there's likewise a switch to keep the contents of your messages from showing up in notifications.

We've realized that the feature was coming to Android since WABetaInfo announced that it had shown up in a beta version of the application back in August. Shockingly, while on iOS, the feature supports both Touch ID and Face ID, Android has all the earmarks of being constrained to simply fingerprint unlock since there's no notice of face unlock in WhatsApp's declaration.

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