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WhatsApp Working on New FingerPrint Authentication Update

Its a good thing that WhatsApp has not relented in it’s best in pushing out massive and intriguing updates to its billions of users. It seems Android users will soon get an important security update.

According to WABetaInfo, the company is said to be working on a new authentication feature which isn’t available yet as the feature is currently under development.

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Once you enabled the Fingerprint feature, the app will be completely protected, so the user will need to authenticate his identity in order to open WhatsApp (from the app icon, from the notification or from external pickers). It will protect the entire app, meaning you can’t use it to lock specific conversations. Cool right?

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WhatsApp is working in order to add this feature and is said to add new improvement in the next update. The company is also rumored to be working on implementing Face ID and Touch ID for iOS. There will be a section in the app where users can enable the fingerprint authentication feature.

Availability

This feature is in an alpha stage of development and it will be available in future for Android users Marshmallow and above, and iOS users.

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