Android Users: Protect Your Whatsapp Chats With Fingerprint Lock! How To Activate This? (And 5 Interesting Facts)

WhatsApp Fingerprint Lock For Android Rolled Out: 5 Things You Must Know
WhatsApp Fingerprint Lock For Android Rolled Out: 5 Things You Must Know

The much-awaited WhatsApp fingerprint lock is finally rolled out for Android users, and it’s now available via it’s latest update. Before you update your WhatsApp to the latest version, here are a few things you need to know about the new WhatsApp fingerprint unlock feature.

So, you can use your fingerprint unlock option to secure your WhatsApp on Android devices.

WhatsApp fingerprint lock feature was already available on iOS which supports TouchID and FaceID to unlock WhatsApp on iPhones. 

Android WhatsApp users can now use the same fingerprint unlock feature from iPhones to unlock the app. There are multiple lock settings available for different devices inside the app. It’s available via the latest update and currently can be downloaded in India.

Here are the 5 must know things you need to know about the new WhatsApp fingerprint lock.

Fingerprint Unlock WhatsApp Security: Fingerprint Lock For WhatsApp Android?

The new WhatsApp fingerprint lock feature will allow you to unlock your WhatsApp with the fingerprint unlocking option. Your WhatsApp app can only be unlocked with the fingerprint data available on the smartphone.

Even if the device is unlocked, the WhatsApp app has to be unlocked again via the fingerprint to be accessed.

So, even if someone tries to have a peek, they can’t the WhatsApp on the phone even if the device is unlocked.

Fingerprint Unlock WhatsApp: How To Get Fingerprint On WhatsApp?

You don’t need to download any third party apps anymore to secure the WhatsApp on your Android device. You can now directly use Fingerprint Unlock WhatsApp feature as an additional layer of security for your WhatsApp.

These are the following steps you need to follow to activate Fingerprint Lock on your WhatsApp:

Step 1. Go to Play Store

Step 2. Search for ‘WhatsApp’

Step 3. You will see that the WhatsApp application on Play Store is asking for an update

Step 4. Update the WhatsApp application, and relaunch the app

Step 5. Click on the ‘three dots’ on top right and go to settings

Step 6. Now click on Accounts > Privacy > Fingerprint Lock

Step 7. Enable Fingerprint Lock on WhatsApp, verify your fingerprint and choose a time when you want your device to be automatically locked

Step 8. Voila! Your WhatsApp Fingerprint Lock is now activated.

WhatsApp Face Unlock For Android: WhatsApp Now Supports Face Unlock?

WhatsApp Face Unlock For Android hasn’t been rolled out with the fingerprint feature. Face unlock on WhatsApp is available on iPhones where the WhatsApp application can be unlocked using both the TouchID or FaceID authentication.

But the recent update only allows fingerprint authentication for WhatsApp on Android.

WhatsApp Face Unlock For Android will be available later, and for now WhatsApp has only rolled out the fingerprint unlocking support.

Fingerprint Unlock WhatsApp To Hide Messages From Notifications

Not only the WhatsApp application, you can also hide the content of the messages of WhatsApp in the notifications as well. WhatsApp is offering an array of content with the all new WhatsApp fingerprint unlock feature.

You can add WhatsApp Fingerprint Lock to authenticate the content on your notifications and notification panel.

There’s a time limit you can choose which will close the app or ask for fingerprint authentication after a specific time limit.

WhatsApp Fingerprint Lock Will Work For In-Display Fingerprint Sensors

Not only conventional fingerprint enabled Android smartphones, but the fingerprint unlock feature will also work for the smartphones with in-display fingerprint sensors as well. The new feature is available for all the Android devices with a fingerprint sensor.

The new version of WhatsApp can only be opened and accessed once verified by the user fingerprint, both conventional capacitive fingerprint sensors and latest in-display fingerprint sensors.

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