WhatsApp Gets Fingerprint Lock Feature on Android, Months After iPhone

WhatsApp's fingerprint unlock feature arrives on Android in latest beta [APK Download] (Update: Rolling out to stable)

After rolling out Touch ID and Face ID for iPhone, to provide iOS users with an extra layer of security, WhatsApp announced today that Android users will be just as safe when using the new fingerprint lock feature.

While to be able to unlock apps using PINs has its advantages, most of the users are better off with the biometric authentication system, or at least that's what the current trend suggests - every tech giant is considering deploying a biometric authentication solution into their system. Now, Fingerprint Unlock is ready for primetime and available in the latest stable build.

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Andreescu thought she captured the most matches this year, while Halep forgot she held the world No. 1 spot this season. Barty plays Kvitova and Bertens faces Bencic and countbacks are likely to be needed to decide the final standings.

The announcement came on the day when the government has asked Facebook-owned WhatsApp to explain the nature of the privacy breach on its messaging platform that has affected several prominent users in India. You can either set it to lock immediately, after one minute or after 30 minutes. However, it notes that you'll still be able to answer calls when the app is locked. The feature allows WhatsApp to require a fingerprint before it can be opened.

Once you do get the update, you are only a few clicks away from enabling it. To enable it, all you need to do is tap Settings Account Privacy Fingerprint lock. By adding Fingerprint lock, it now has one more layer of security to ensure your messages stay between you and the recipient, keeping prying eyes out of your business. You also have the ability to enable or disable the ability to show content from your WhatsApp activity on your notifications from this menu.

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