How To Add Fingerprint Security Feature To WhatsApp For Android

Most new smartphones ship with a fingerprint sensor as security option. Now, WhatsApp plans to add the biometrics to its app. The new feature will significantly improve security for users of the popular messaging platform. Read more to find about How To Add Fingerprint Security Feature To WhatsApp For Android

How To Add Fingerprint Security Feature To WhatsApp For Android

The biometrics will be added to the WhatsApp Authentification feature in the new update. It will allow users to protect their messages with their fingerprint. The Facebook-owned app is expected to come with a major v2.19.3 update for Android soon.

The new security option will work with both iOS and Android (Marshmallow and newer) smartphones that feature a fingerprint sensor. Users can easily enable the new feature, once they receive the new update.

Also read: How To Mute WhatsApp Notifications Without Opening The App

Here’s How To Add Fingerprint Security Feature To WhatsApp For Android

  • Open WhatsApp and go to the ‘Settings’.
  • Next, choose ‘Privacy’.
  • Navigate down to the ‘Authentification’ section.
  • Now, select the ‘Fingerprint’ option.
  • That’s it.

Note: If WhatsApp is unable to detect your fingerprint, you can use your device credentials.

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The Facebook-owned app has been constantly adding new features throughout this year. The messaging platform has over 200 million monthly active users in India and 1.2 billion users worldwide. Recently, it rolled out ‘Forward Message Limit’ for Indian users to limit fake news and misuse of its platform. WhatsApp allowed users to forward messages for up to 20 chats. Now, message forwarding will be limited to five chats in India.

WhatsApp also added a new Mute button that allows users to mute chat directly from the notifications panel. The messaging platform also announced the addition of ‘Picture-in-Picture’ Mode to Android app. It will allow users to watch YouTube videos while checking the messages. The company also added WhatsApp group video and voice calling features. It allows you to chat with up to four people at the same time.

Also read: WhatsApp Group Video And Voice Calling Features Available On Android Beta

Additionally, a ‘Swipe to Reply’ gesture support has been added to the Android app. It lets you respond to a WhatsApp message by simply swiping it to the right side. The new feature was introduced on the iOS app more than a year ago. The messaging platform is also said to support external sticker packs (users will be able to download external sticker packs).

Recently, a new update added support for the Apple iPhone XS Max along with exclusive features for iPhone and iPad users. iOS version of WhatsApp now comes with a new design for shortcuts which appear after long pressing a message. The shortcuts will no appear in a White vertical layout. The messaging platform also comes with the support for consecutive playback of voice messages. You don’t have to press play on each message anymore.

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