WhatsApp, the most used instant messaging application in the world, wants to continue improving the security of its platform. Moving in this direction, the company is testing a new fingerprint authentication feature for Android.
As reported by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp beta version 2.19.3 has implemented this function and thus protect access to the platform. The feature comes just after knowing that Facebook is also working on such a feature.
However, on iOS, Facebook will use Face ID and Touch ID (the technology used by Apple to unlock the iPhone). Anyway, none of these functions are still available because the developers continue to work on its development.
Talking about the WhatsApp fingerprint authentication feature in Android. You’ll see a new option under the Privacy section and you’ve to enable Fingerprint option. Please note that this new feature will only protect the entire app and not messages and conversations.
It will also be possible to use other credentials present in your mobile to unlock it if you can’t access WhatsApp through your fingerprints. The tech website also noted that right now this feature is in the alpha stage of development and will start rolling-out in future updates.