So why this Whatsapp fingerprint lock feature came into existence? In this age of hacking and spyware, everyone wants to be more secure. For security purpose, Whatsapp already rolled out end-to-end encryption and and two-step verification. For providing more security, developers made this awesome security feature.
Whatsapp fingerprint lock overview
Whatsapp fingerprint lock will enable users to have an additional step security for Whatsapp. The user will have to touch the sensor and authenticate the app to use it.
The feature is available on both Android and iOS. In Android the feature has to be manually enabled.
One more thing, it won’t have any affect on incoming calls. Users will still be able to receive and answer them on their home screen.
How to use it?
Using the feature is really simple. You can easily enable and disable it as and when you wish to.
For Android Users
Step 1 – Open Whatsapp on your smartphone.
Step 2 – Tap the three dots menu to enter the Settings.
Step 3 – Scroll down to Account>Privacy.
Sep 4 – Enable the fingerprint lock.
Step 5- You ll need to touch the sensor to verify your fingerprint.
Note: Whatsapp fingerprint Lock feature only works on Android smartphones with fingerprint sensor and OS Android 6.0 & above.
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For iOS users
The process is simple for iOS users too. For iPhone models – iPhone X, XR, XS, XS Max, 11 and 11 Pro, face unlock feature will be enabled. For iPhones with fingerprint sensors, fingerprint lock will be activated.
Step 1- Open Whatsapp on your phone.
Step 2- Enter the in-app settings menu.
Step 3- Scroll down to Account>Privacy.
Step 4- Enable the feature.
Step 5- Touch the fingerprint sensor to verify your fingerprint and face unlock if required.
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