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WhatsApp To Add Fingerprint Locking Feature To Android

WhatsApp implemented a face unlock feature for the iPhone back in February to secure WhatsApp in these smartphones. Turns out Android phones would be getting a similar feature but in the form of Fingerprint lock.

WhatsApp is currently testing this feature in the beta version of the app. WabetaInfo reported that WhatsApp has been working on the fingerprint lock feature for quite a few months now but the new function is not yet ready for normal users. This feature can be found in the Settings menu under “Account/ Privacy tabs”.

Fingerprint lock will also allow users to choose when they must authenticate to use the app, but they can also choose when exactly WhatsApp will automatically lock after use: immediately, after 1 minute, after 30 minutes.

For the time being, the new feature is available only in WhatsApp for Android beta, although you need version 2.19.221 or newer to find it in the Settings menu. If everything goes well during tests, Fingerprint Lock might be deployed to all Android users in the next couple of weeks.

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