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Fingerprint lock comes to WhatsApp’s Android app

14.08.2019
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Fingerprint lock comes to WhatsApp’s Android app

The iOS app is followed by a fingerprint lock feature for WhatsApp’s Android app. The testing process for WhatsApp 2.19.221 beta is under way.

WhatsApp, the world’s most preferred instant messaging application with more than 1 billion active users, released a new feature that allows iOS users to encrypt WhatsApp accounts using fingerprints last February.

After months have passed, the new feature has finally reached Android and is currently in the testing process as part of the latest WhatsApp beta.

If you are one of the testers of WhatsApp 2.19.221 beta, you need to activate your fingerprint lock by clicking on Account in the Settings menu and then clicking on Privacy.

After activating the fingerprint lock, you need to use your fingerprint to verify your identity every time you want to reopen the app. You can also answer WhatsApp calls without unlocking them.

You can also set a timer to automatically lock the application. You can set the application to lock in 30 seconds or 1 minute, and the application automatically locks when the time elapses.

Other than that, if you lock WhatsApp, the contents of any message in the notification bar is unclear.

It is currently a matter of curiosity as to whether the feature currently under test will be released to all users and when it will be released.

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