September 26, 2022

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WhatsApp for Android finally gets Fingerprint Lock feature

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WhatsApp Fingerprint Lock feature on Android

Earlier this year, WhatsApp added Touch ID and Face ID as extra privacy layers on iOS. Android users kept wondering when they would get such features.

The wait is finally over; WhatsApp has announced Fingerprint Lock for Android. Now, WhatsApp users on Android can choose to secure the app using their fingerprint.

The Fingerprint Lock feature comes with the latest WhatsApp update on Android. WhatsApp has already started rolling out the update. This means that with just a simple setting, you can now hide your conversations behind a fingerprint lock.

One thing to note about the WhatsApp Fingerprint Lock is that it does not block calls. You can still receive calls even if you lock your app with your fingerprint. However, it hides your chats and other logs.

WhatsApp Fingerprint Lock offers an option to set a timer on automatic lock. This is for you to set how often you want the fingerprint unlock page to come up.

To activate WhatsApp Fingerprint Lock on your Android phone, the first step is to open WhatsApp. Then go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Fingerprint Lock. Toggle on Unlock with fingerprint, and confirm your fingerprint. Select how long you want it to take to automatically lock the app.

What do you think about this new development for WhatsApp on Android? Do let us know in the Comments section below.

Author: Vincent AbolarinVincent is an Electrical Engineer and smartphone enthusiast. Anything about smartphones, count him in!

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