Until now, we all use some third party app locks to lock WhatsApp. Now WhatsApp plans to add Authentication feature to its upcoming release. WhatsApp is constantly upgrading its features and evolving as giant app day by day.

After working to implement Face ID and Touch ID features on iOS (that aren’t available yet for development reasons), WhatsApp has finally started to work on the Authentication feature on Android, using your Fingerprint!

How it works?

WhatsApp is currently working on a new section in their app, where the user will be able to enable the Fingerprint feature.

It exactly works like on iOS (as mentioned above, it will be available in future on iOS too): enabling the Fingerprint feature, the app will be completely protected, so the user will need to authenticate his identity in order to open WhatsApp (from the app icon, from the notification or from external pickers). It will protect the entire app, so it’s not used to lock specific conversations.

As you can see in this screenshot, it is also possible to use your device credentials, if WhatsApp is unable to detect your fingerprint.
This feature is in an alpha stage of development and it will be available in future for any Android user having Android Marshmallow (and newer) and a fingerprint sensor. No ETA available.

SOURCE: https://wabetainfo.com

 

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