WhatsApp has launched the fingerprint lock option for Android phones. The new feature allows users to lock the app via fingerprint sensors and we tell you how to set it up.
- WhatsApp users on Android can now use fingerprint lock for unlocking the app.
- The feature has been available on iPhones for a while now.
- This feature will only unlock WhatsApp with the user’s fingerprint sensor data.
WhatsApp is undoubtedly the most popular app on Android right now – most of India communicates through it. People exchange pleasantries, photos, videos, casual chats, jokes, information and a lot more important stuff through the messenger app. Hence, it was only fitting for WhatsApp to let people secure their texts with more secure biometric verification systems, given that the platform is currently under the scanner for privacy reasons. And so after testing it for months, the feature is finally here for Android phones.
WhatsApp on Android is now letting users lock the app with the help of the fingerprint sensor on their phones. Most of you may already have been doing it for the last few years with the help of third-party app lockers but WhatsApp is now offering the feature natively. Users can dig into the settings to activate it and use their phone’s fingerprint sensor for keeping all the chats safe from other people who have access to the device.
If you have WhatsApp on your Android device (which is given in 2019) and have extended its access to other people, you should enable it immediately to secure your conversations. If you are wondering how to do so, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it easily.
Tip: It’s so easy that even your grandparents can activate it within a minute.
How to activate fingerprint unlock for WhatsApp on Android
–Before you begin, you should ensure two things. Firstly, you should update your WhatsApp app to the latest version from the Google Play Store. Secondly, your phone should have registered fingerprints for unlocking via the fingerprint sensor.