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WhatsApp New Feature: increase the security of your WhatsApp account

WhatsApp New Feature: increase the security of your WhatsApp account.WhatsApp has brought a new feature to increase the security of its users. After this new feature, WhatsApp users will be able to use the fingerprint lock feature on this messaging app. WhatsApp has already launched this feature for iOS users.

For iOS users, the company has launched an authentication feature. With its help, iOS users can unlock and lock the app with the help of Touch and Face ID. Now the company has started updating this feature for Android beta users. The number of this update version is 2.19.3.

What you need to know

  • WhatsApp beta version for Android adds support for fingerprint locking.
  • WhatsApp had rolled out the authentication feature to iOS beta users roughly six months back.
  • After the Fingerprint lock feature enabled, you can still reply to messages from the notifications shade and answer WhatsApp calls.
WhatsApp New Feature: increase the security of your WhatsApp account

Through this feature, users will be able to lock WhatsApp's app installed on their device with Touch ID. After the introduction of this feature, WhatsApp Android users will get another facility to protect their chat. Apart from this, the option of 'show content in notifications' has also been added. Now users will be able to decide whether to hide or show the message when the fingerprint lock is enabled.

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1. WhatsApp New Feature

The fingerprint lock option comes with Android beta version 2.19.221. It disabled by default. Users have to enable it by going to WhatsApp Settings> Accounts> Privacy> Fingerprint Unlock. If you want to update the latest version of the app then off course backup your chat history, after reinstalling this version of the WhatsApp beta app. It is worth noting that the phone should have at least Android Marshmallow to use this feature. A fingerprint scanner is also necessary.

After selecting the enabled option, users will be able to unlock WhatsApp through fingerprint authentication. There are three options to lock automatically - immediately, 1 minute later, and 20 minutes later. Users can choose any option according to their choice. If you select the option 'immediately,' then the fingerprint authentication will have to be used every time this app is using.

2. WhatsApp New Feature: increase the security

The iOS app also has a 15-minute option. But it is not yet part of the Android app. The company is expected to roll out this option with the stable version of WhatsApp. Android has a new option to show content in notifications. With fingerprint lock enabled, users will be able to decide whether they want to show or hide the message and sender preview.

If you do not enable this option, then you will be able to reply to the message from the notifications as before and will be able to answer the WhatsApp call because fingerprint authentication is set only for WhatsApp. WABetaInfo, which monitors the new feature of WhatsApp.

2019 February WhatsApp had rolled out the Authentication feature for iOS beta users, making it possible to use Touch ID to unlock the app. The features have finally been made available for Android beta users After more than six months.

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