WhatsApp has updated its Android Beta app with fingerprint features. Now the latest Whatsapp version 2.19.83 has got a glimpse of the new Authentication feature.
The company has been working on this feature for a long time. But after the latest updates, it is clear that WhatsApp has achieved a lot of success. Beta tracker WABetaInfo shared some screenshots. It shows how the authentication feature can be enabled through settings.
Apart from this, new interfaces have also been noticed. Regrettably, this feature is not active in the default app. This means that it will not become useful for the beta version.
According to WABetaInfo, with the help of the authentication feature, WhatsApp users will be able to lock their accounts. And it would be possible to unlock it through the fingerprint sensor.
WhatsApp Fingerprint Authentication Feature
This feature can be activated by going to Settings> Account> Privacy> Use Fingerprint to Unlock. With the help of App, WhatsApp will register your fingerprint. After this, the users will be asked that when you want to lock the app. Turn it off, or after 1 minute, or 10 minutes, or 30 minutes later.
Users will also see a sign on WhatsApp, which will tell that the app can be unlocked through fingerprint authentication.
As we mentioned earlier, this feature is not yet enabled. If you also have the latest Beta version 2.19.83 then you will not be able to use this feature. It is worth noting that iPhone users are already able to use this feature on their WhatsApp.
There is a facility to unlock the app through Face ID, Touch ID and Facial Recognition on ios devices.