WhatsApp introduces the fingerprint lock feature for the Android beta users today

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WhatsApp introduces the fingerprint lock feature

Good news for WhatsApp users. Today WhatsApp, avail the fingerprint lock feature to Android Beta users. It is already available for the iOS user now. The latest feature fingerprint lock comes with Android beta version 2.19.221, but this feature is disabled by default in the app.

How to enable WhatsApp fingerprint lock feature ?

To enable the fingerprint feature in the latest Android beta version 2.19.221, these are the steps:

Open WhatsApp > WhatsApp Settings > Account > Privacy > Fingerprint lock

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How to enable WhatsApp fingerprint lock feature ?
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After the upgrade to the latest version of the app, if you do not see the fingerprint lock feature, just backup your chat history and re-installing the very same WhatsApp version. Notably, the function needs the phone to be running Android Marshmallow or higher, and include a fingerprint scanner.

After enabling the fingerprint lock feature, you have to give your fingerprint for authentication to access the functionality. Three options are there for you, which acts automatically- immediately, after 1 minute, after 30 minutes. User has to choose according to their situation

For iOS users of WhatsApp, there is an option of after 15 minutes, but for the Android user, this option is not available. Hopefully, in the stable version, we will get to see this feature also.

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For Android users, there is one more new option ‘Show content in notifications’ Users can choose if they desire to conceal or reveal the message and sender sneak peek when the Fingerprint lock is on.

If after the re-installation of the latest version of the app you do not see the feature, don’t worry the feature will be visible automatically in the next update very soon if your device meets the requirements.

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