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You can now lock your WhatsApp using your fingerprint


You can now lock your WhatsApp using your fingerprint. Users of popular social media application WhatsApp will be happy to know that they now have an added layer of security as they can now use their fingerprints to lock and unlock the application.

The function which was introduced earlier this year was previously only available for iPhone users. However, it has since been extended to Android phones as well, a development which will likely be welcomed by many.

The new feature means that WhatsApp will require you to use your fingerprint to unlock the app even if your phone is unlocked to prevent ‘snoopy’ people from invading your privacy.

In an announcement, WhatsApp said,

Earlier this year, we rolled out Touch ID and Face ID for iPhone to provide an extra layer of security for WhatsApp users. Today we’re introducing similar authentication, allowing you to unlock the app with your fingerprint, on supported Android phones.

To enable it, tap Settings > Account > Privacy > Fingerprint lock. Turn on Unlock with fingerprint, and confirm your fingerprint.

Users can also choose how much time the app will automatically lock-in, from immediately after closing, to after 1 minute, and after 30 minutes. Users will also be able to choose whether the content of their messages will be visible in notifications, including the sender of the message. However, WhatsApp didn’t say if or when it will add a face unlock feature to its Android app.

Source iHarare

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