Fingerprint unlock feature is coming to Android

WhatsApp Whats App fingerprint authentication Whats App Android beta Whats App show content in notifications Whats App fingerprint lock feature

WhatsApp Whats App fingerprint authentication Whats App Android beta Whats App show content in notifications Whats App fingerprint lock feature

As per the report from WABetaInfo, this feature is available on Android Beta users, which runs on the app version - 2.19.221.

As mentioned, the fingerprint lock option is enabled in the Android beta version 2.19.221 - now the latest version. The latest addition to the Android app could be the fingerprint locking feature, which is now being tested in the beta channel. If you have already updated to the latest version, and don't see the feature, try backing up chat history and reinstalling the same WhatsApp version.

Moreover, the new Fingerprint lock works in the same conventional way of your phone's fingerprint unlock feature. After updating, users can enable the new Fingerprint lock feature by sliding to WhatsApp Settings~Account~Privacy~Fingerprint Unlock~toggle on/off.

The social messaging app now allows users to choose when they have to authenticate their identity in order to use the app.

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The quick edit media feature will be available on iOS and Android.

In a bid to make the instant messaging platform more secure and safety oriented, WhatsApp has started rolling out the fingerprint lock feature from today onwards. There are three options for "automatically lock" to choose from - immediately, after 1 minute, and after 30 minutes. However, the company went ahead with Fingerprint Lock nomenclature ensuring no confusion in terms of name.

If you disable this option, you would be able to reply to messages from the notification bar and even accept or decline WhatsApp calls without having to punch in your biometrics. The message content will also be hidden if you're using WhatsApp widget on the home screen.

Now that the feature is in open beta, we can expect it to be made available in the stable build of the app soon. WhatsApp is also reportedly making use of Android's fingerprint APIs, so your fingerprint data is only used on-device for authentication and not sent to Facebook's servers.

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