In February this year, WhatsApp had rolled out the Authentication feature for iOS beta users, making it possible to use Touch ID to unlock the app. After updating, users can enable the new Fingerprint lock feature by sliding to WhatsApp Settings~Account~Privacy~Fingerprint Unlock~toggle on/off.
WABetainfo WABetainfo also says that Whatsapp is now working on the "Dark mode" feature and will roll it out in the coming three months. It's now finally available in the latest beta channel update to the Android app. Keep in mind though that you will still be able to reply to messages directly from notifications, as well as answer WhatsApp calls since the app will only ask you for authentication when you want to open WhatsApp.More news: NZ facing credibility test on climate crisis and Pacific
The social messaging app now allows users to choose when they have to authenticate their identity in order to use the app.
I am not over the moon that I gave my fingerprints to my Android Device under the protection of Google; but I like unlocking my phone quickly, and Google did promise that one time not to be evil. You can have the feature automatically lock the app after 1 minute or 30 minutes. The feature will make its way to the stable version in due course. However, the company went ahead with Fingerprint Lock nomenclature ensuring no confusion in terms of name. If you have already updated WhatsApp to the latest version and still do not see the Fingerprint lock feature, you should try reinstalling the app after backing up your chat history.More news: Norway Mosque Shooting Suspect Appears in Court With Wounded Face
WABetaInfo spotted this feature first, and says, "I can say that it's safe for your privacy to enable the Fingerprint lock feature because WhatsApp, as any other app, cannot access to your fingerprint data: the authentication process is managed by the Android system: WhatsApp uses official Android APIs, so no information is sent to WhatsApp/Facebook Server". WhatsApp is expected to roll the feature out to the public once the beta testing is complete.More news: Sydney Stabbing Suspect Subdued With Milk Crate, Chairs