WhatsApp introduces another layer of security for Android devices

WhatsApp introduces another layer of security for Android devices
The most recent WhatsApp update isn't as big as many of the previous ones, but it's just as important thanks to the features it brings. In fact, there's only one new feature that the newest WhatsApp update adds into the mix: fingerprint lock.

After rolling out Touch ID and Face ID for iPhone, to provide iOS users with an extra layer of security, WhatsApp announced today that Android users will be just as safe when using the new fingerprint lock feature.

Just like the name suggests, the new fingerprint lock feature allows Android users to unlock WhatsApp with their fingerprint, and it's only available on supported Android phones (obviously, those that include a fingerprint sensor).

To make use of the new feature, make sure to update to the latest version of WhatsApp, then tap Settings / Account / Privacy / Fingerprint lock. Simply turn on Unlock with fingerprint to confirm your fingerprint and you're all set.

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6 Comments

1. Macready

Posts: 1829; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Been using this for about 2 months now...

2. Demo-jay

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 13, 2018

Feels as if I’ve been using it for a year now on ios

3. Tizo101

Posts: 595; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

Yet we are still waiting for dark mode

4. XP007

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 21, 2019

I don't need this feature because my phone already has an app lock feature which allows me to lock any application and open it with a pattern, pin, password, fingerprint or even face unlock and if that's still not enough i can even hide the apps. Dark mode will be far more useful to me, both Instagram and WhatsApp are both owned by Facebook but for some reason only Instagram supports my phone's dark mode.

5. Pigaro

Posts: 88; Member since: May 15, 2016

Nice one

6. jereman23

Posts: 1; Member since: May 08, 2017

Have been usx fr 4mnths on Beta apk vers

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