WhatsApp Has Finally Made Available To Fingerprint Lock Feature For Android Beta Users, After Making It Available To IOS Users For A While now.
It Comes With The Latest Android Beta Version 2.19.221 And Is Disabled By Default. Users Will Need To Enable It In Setting, And This Feature Will Allow Users To Add A Layer Of Protection To Their Apps Chat, Keeping Lurkers At By.
There S Also A New Show Content In Notifications Option Added Allowing Uses To Decide If They Wan Show Or Hide Message And Sender Preview When The Fingerprint Lock WhatsApp Is Enabled.
As Mentioned, The Fingerprint Lock Options Is enabled In The Android Beta Version 2.119.221- Currently The Latest Version. Default disables it, And Users To Will Have To Enable It by Going To WhatsApp Setting >Account>Privacy>Fingerprint Lock.
If You Have Already Updated To The latest version, and Don’t see The Feature, Try Backing Up Chat History And reinstalling The Same WhatsApp Version.
How to Lock WhatsApp With Fingerprint Android And IOS
Notably, The Feature Requires The phone To Running Android Marshmallow Or Higher And Features A Fingerprint Scanner.
When Enabled, Users Will Need To Use Fingerprint Authentication To Unlock WhatsApp And Gain Access. There Are Three Options for ‘Automatically Lock’ to Choose From Immediately.
Users Can Choose From These Options According To Their Preference. Choosing The immediately Options Will Require The User To Fingerprint Authenticate Every Time They Close And Open The App.
There Is A 15 Minute Options On The IOS App, But That Hasn’t Trickled Down To The Android The Version and Hope Fully Company Will Introduce It When The Feature Is Rolled Out In Stable version.
In Android There Is A New Options Called Show Content In Notifications, So Users Can Decide If They Want To Show Or Hide Message And Sender Preview When The Fingerprint Lock Is Enabled
If You Do Not Enable This Option, Users Can Still Reply To Message From Notifications And Answer Want WhatsApp calls Because the Authentication Is Only Set To When You Want To Open WhatsApp.
WhatsApp Feature Tracker WABetainfo says That When You Enable The Fingerprint Lock Feature, The Widget Content is Hidden by Default.
Wabetainfo Spotted This Feature First And Said I can Say That Its Safe for Your Privacy To Enable The Fingerprint Lock Feature Because of WhatsApp, As Any Other App, Can Not Access To Your Fingerprint Data:
The Android system manages the Authentication Process.WhatsApp Uses Official Android APIs, So No Information Is Sent To WhatsApp/Facebook Server.
We can See The Feature In The latest Android Beta, and It Should Roll Out To Stable App users Soon if You can Not Gain Access To The Google Play Beta program to get The Version. You Could Alternative Sideload The APK Via APK Mirror.