WhatsApp finally adds fingerprint lock to its Android app

WhatsApp launches fingerprint lock for Android

WhatsApp launches fingerprint lock for Android

WhatsApp Payments coming to India later this year It is now undergoing trials using UPI standards.

In a blog post, WhatsApp has announced that WhatsApp users on Android will now be able to use fingerprint to unlock WhatsApp. To set it up, got to Settings Account Privacy Fingerprint lock.

While to be able to unlock apps using PINs has its advantages, most of the users are better off with the biometric authentication system, or at least that's what the current trend suggests - every tech giant is considering deploying a biometric authentication solution into their system.

The company is providing users with an option to choose after how much time the app will automatically lock. You also have the ability to enable or disable the ability to show content from your WhatsApp activity on your notifications from this menu. In addition, phone calls will not be blocked by the feature.

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WhatsApp rolled out a similar update for iOS devices earlier this year, but the feature is just now making its way to Android devices.

Despite its enormous user base, WhatsApp can often be slow to introduce the most hotly-anticipated new features. Here you will see WhatsApp's new fingerprint lock option.

WhatsApp filed a lawsuit against Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group on Tuesday, accusing it of helping government spies break into the phones of roughly 1,400 users including political dissidents, journalists and government officials during a two-week period in May.

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