WhatsApp has announced that its application can now be locked with a fingerprint on Android after this year’s iOS version has been extended to include biometric security. If you enable the feature, you must use your fingerprint to unlock the application even after unlocking the phone. This is an additional level of security similar to a banking application.
The update does not seem to be available in all regions yet. However, once it arrives, WhatsApp allows you to enable additional security from the application’s Privacy menu. You can unlock the application after unlocking for one or 30 minutes. You can also prevent the content of your messages from being displayed in the notifications by selecting the option.
We know that the feature is available for Android because WABetaInfo reported that it was launched in a beta version of the application in August. While the iOS function is compatible with Touch ID and Face ID, Android seems to be limited to fingerprint unlocking just because the WhatsApps ad does not mention face unlocking. (Sorry, Pixel 4 owners).
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