WhatsApp For Android Gets Better With Fingerprint Lock

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"Today we're introducing biometric authentication, allowing you to unlock the app with your fingerprint, on supported Android phones", WhatsApp said in a blog post announcing the latest Android feature.

The latest update comes just a few days after WhatsApp fixed a feature on the iOS version of the app that prevented users from properly muting conversations. The company sources revealed to us that they have added the fingerprint lock for enhanced security and it works identical to that of the TouchID and FaceID lock on iPhones. WhatsApp fingerprint App Lock feature is the exact same way as you unlock an app or the help of fingerprint sensors to your phone. Later in August, the same feature got rolled out to the beta version of WhatsApp for Android. Now the world's most popular and widely used messaging app is working on the new feature, which allows users to watch Netflix videos directly in the app itself - instead of clicking on the shared link and streaming via Netflix. After trialling something similar for Android beta, the fingerprint lock feature has now been officially rolled out for Android users. There will still be three options for you automatically lock WhatsApp which were Smlit such options immediately, after one minute and 30 minutes.

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WABetaInfo reported that WhatsApp is developing the feature to play the Netflix trailer links directly in the chat without re-directing to the Netflix app. Which is probably good by you, but you might not want them to peek into your WhatsApp chats. Once enabled, users will have to provide their fingerprint.