WhatsApp has finally made available to Fingerprint lock feature for Android Beta users, after making it available to iOS users for a while now. The feature is currently available to those who have registered in WhatsApp’s beta program for Android.
Fingerprint authentication has been around on the platform since last year to iOS users. This is the first time the feature has made its way to stable WhatsApp beta build for Android.
A new show conetnt in notifications options added allwoing users to decide if they want to show or hide message and sender preview when the fingerprint lock in enabled.
If you disable this option, you would be able to reply to message form notification bar and even accept or decline WhatsApp calls without having to punch in your biometrics.
The fingerprint lock screen option is enabled in the Android beta version 2.19.221-currently the latest version.
Users will need to use fingerprint authentication to unlock WhatsApp and gain access. There are three options for automatically lock to choose from-immediatly, after 1 minute, and after 30 minutes.
How to enable Finger Print Lock Feature in WhatsApp:
If you want to enable Fingerprint feature, you need to open WhatsApp Settings > Account > Privacy.
If you choose to enable the fingerprint Lock feature. You can still reply to message form notification and new WhatsApp calls, because the authentication is only required when you want to open WhatsApp.
WhatsApp offers the possibility to choose when the user has to authenticate his identity in order to use the app.
after configuring the feature, you are ready to use it. If you chose Immediately WhatsApp will ask to authenticate your identity every time.
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