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WhatsApp New Feature: Know how to activate fingerprint unlock for WhatsApp on Android

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 1 November 2019, 10:11 IST

Have you updated your WhatsApp? If not, then you should update the messaging app right now as WhatsApp has rolled out its new feature for Android users. With the help of WhatsApp, users exchange their photos, videos, messages, and other stuff. Therefore, it requires the utmost security so to protect personal data. Hence, the chat app has allowed its users to set a fingerprint to unlock authentication for the app.

It means there will be an additional layer of biometric that will make your app shielded. With this fingerprint lock, users will need not to download third-party app lockers for their WhatsApp.

 

The feature is available for Android phone after testing it for several months.

 

The feature is available for Android phone after testing it for several months.

Now onwards, users can protect their app with the help of the fingerprint sensor on their phones. Earlier, many of us doing this via third party app but now, there is no need to use the other app as WhatsApp is offering the same feature natively.

If you have no idea how to activate this new update then we will guide you in the following article.

By activating the fingerprint sensor, your all chats will be safe from other people’s access.

Check out the steps to activate fingerprint unlock for WhatsApp on Android

1. Update your WhatsApp to the latest version from the Google Play Store.
2. Registered your phone number.
3. After installing the new version, open the WhatsApp on your phone and tap on the three-dot menu on the top right corner.
4. Click on Settings option
5. Click on Account option and then under the Privacy section, you will find the Fingerprint Lock option.
6. Tap on the option
7. Then, open the ‘Unlock with Fingerprint’
8. Make your fingerprint.
9. Congratulations! Your fingerprint unlock option is activated now

In case, you want to change your fingerprint, then once again you will have to follow the same steps.

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First published: 1 November 2019, 9:30 IST
 
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