Whatsapp bring Fingerprint lock feature for Android in Whatapp beta

Whatsapp bring Fingerprint lock feature for Android in Whatapp beta

 WhatsApp for Android Beta v2.19.221 allows users to try out the fingerprint lock feature before the feature makes its way to the stable release channel. Screen lock is available for users on the abovementioned Beta release, and who are using it on Android Marshmallow and above. Of course, you also need to have a fingerprint sensor on your phone to use this feature. You can find the feature nesting under WhatsApp Settings > Account > Privacy > Fingerprint Lock.




When enabled, users will need to use fingerprint authentication to unlock WhatsApp and gain access. There are three options for ‘automatically lock' to choose from immediately, after 1 minute, and after 30 minutes. Users can choose from these options according to their preference. Choosing the' immediately' option will require the user to fingerprint authenticate every time they close and open the app.

You can choose to hide content in notifications too, once fingerprint unlock is enabled. WhatsApp also lets you choose from the locking interval, though the time interval options available feel a bit restrictive; we’re sure the service will consider more options in the future. Also, note that the widget content is hidden by default when you enable the feature, though if you wanted privacy in your chats, you wouldn’t be adding a preview widget to your homescreen. WhatsApp is also reportedly making use of Android’s fingerprint APIs, so your fingerprint data is only used on-device for authentication and not sent to Facebook’s servers.



We can see the feature in the latest Android beta, and it should roll out to stable app users soon. If you cannot gain access to the Google Play beta program to get the version, you can always wait for the feature to be made available in the Stable release channel or you can alternatively install the APK via APK Mirror.
Whatsapp bring Fingerprint lock feature for Android in Whatapp beta Whatsapp bring Fingerprint lock feature for Android in Whatapp beta Reviewed by Qasim Tricks on August 14, 2019 Rating: 5

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