Fingerprint Authentication- WhatsApp fingerprint lock feature coming soon

Whatsapp is the most popular instant messaging app with 1.5 billion user base worldwide. It uses end-to-end encryption techniques that ensure the safest exchange of text and media files. Whatsapp is going to move one step forward. WhatsApp fingerprint lock feature coming soon,  Whatsapp Android app will get Fingerprint Authentication facility soon to get more protection for your precious messages.

WhatsApp fingerprint lock feature:To enable Fingerprint Authentication, users must register their fingerprint on the device. When fingerprint is registered, WhatsApp will also have the option to select device credentials for users. Once enabled, users can open Whatsapp chat just by authenticating the app with the help of fingerprint.

WABetaInfo found some hints about, latest Fingerprint Authentication method in the latest beta with version 2.19.3 Before this, WhatsApp is working on implementation of Face ID and Touch ID features on iOS. This is at the stage of development.

According to the source, this feature will be available in the privacy section of whatsapp settings. You can also use device credentials like PIN, password, etc. to login.
The fingerprint authentication option will be available on all Android Marshmallow or higher version devices.

For Android 2.19.1, Whatsapp Beta will have a new redesigned section for sending audio files to contacts. If it is available then it will support the preview of the audio files and the image preview. Maximum 30 audio messages at a time. You can also play audio before sending it. A welcome move by Facebook, WhatsApp, the parent company fighting for security issues.

No official Fingerprint Authentication has been made by the company. We do not know when this facility will be available to the public. Its release should not be far away.


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