WhatsApp launches a brand new feature

WhatsApp Fingerprint Lock Feature

According to WABetainfo, you need to update your WhatsApp to get the app if you do not see this feature.

The users who have enrolled to WhatsApp Beta program are said to be getting this update after updating to 2.19.221 version number. Those that are enrolled in the beta but still don't have the "Fingerprint lock" option in Settings Account Privacy after updating, should just delete the application (after backing up chats, obviously) and re-install. Users can further hide the preview of the messages received, which will only appear after recognizing the fingerprint. In iOS, users will be able to secure their app through Touch ID or Face ID (on the latest iPhones), but in Android, it now allows users to secure the app only via fingerprint scanner. Keep in mind though that you will still be able to reply to messages directly from notifications, as well as answer WhatsApp calls since the app will only ask you for authentication when you want to open WhatsApp. WhatsApp also lets you choose from the locking interval, though the time interval options available feel a bit restrictive; we're sure the service will consider more options in the future.

Recently WhatsApp announced that they were working on a quick edit media feature that will allow users to save time and storage space.

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Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has today rolled out a feature where you will be able to unlock WhatsApp on your smartphone by using the fingerprint sensor on your Android device. For non-beta users, stay patient, the new update is expected to rollout soon.

The social messaging app now allows users to choose when they have to authenticate their identity in order to use the app. You can then select how frequently you want WhatsApp to prompt you to use your biometrics to unlock the app.

WABetainfo WABetainfo also says that Whatsapp is now working on the "Dark mode" feature and will roll it out in the coming three months.

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