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WhatsApp to get fingerprint authentication feature for chats | Report

09 January 2019 4

WhatsApp seems to be working on a new authentication option that could secure your chats from getting seen from others. As tested by the very known fan site, WABetaInfo, WhatsApp may soon enable fingerprint security feature so that other users can’t peep into your chats or conversations inside the app.

According to the report that cites the test conducted on Whatsapp for Android, this feature is currently underdeveloped and has been disabled by default in the Android 2.19.3 beta version.


The fingerprint authentication feature will be available within the app under Settings> Account> Privacy and it will protect the entire app and not the specific conversations. So, whenever you’re going to open the app it will first scan your fingerprint and then give the pass to get into the app. Of course, our phones already offer the ability to put a separate App lock but this reported facility is coming by and for the app itself.

It’s yet to be seen when WhatsApp would activate this feature on Android and iOS platforms. But having it observed now, we believe the day isn’t too far when we will see this feature inside the Settings.

The tester hasn’t pushed more details on the same but wait to see more coming on it. Stay tuned and let us know what do you think about this new way of authentication from the biggest chat app.


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