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WhatsApp adds a new update: Finger Print Sensor

Facebook-owned, popular messaging App is back with a new update. Adding new features that ensure the user privacy on a whole other level as the App add new users onboard.

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WhatsApp adds a new update: Finger Print Sensor

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Sana Hassan

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Facebook-owned, popular messaging App is back with a new update. Adding new features that ensure the user privacy on a whole other level as the App add new users onboard. Among other privacy and security-related update, WhatsApp has tired its best to ensure good consumer experiences. End to end encryption, privacy on the profile picture, customization for the status, number block are some of these features. The recent update has the forwarded message tag and frequently forwarded message on go.

Fingerprint Sensor

The newest update that is seen is the availability of the fingerprint to open the app. This works just like the phone sensor, except it opens WhatsApp not the cell phone. This will ensure maximum protection against an unwanted breach. The personalized nature of this authentication will also ensure the key that the key belongs to you only.

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Availability on iPhone

The company was working on this update for a very long time. The words are that the app is available for Apple users. iPhone, iPad, mac support this new feature in the beta version of this application. The update is stable and usable for Apple users.

Facial Recognition

One interesting feature of this application for the Apple users is that the update provides the fingerprint authentication as well as the feature of facial recognition. It means that both of these ways can be used to gain access to your WhatsApp.

For Android Users

The updated feature on the app is currently blocked for android users. It will soon be available on smartphones as well. Once activated, the users can install the beta version to have this feature activated.

The users will need to go to the Settings – Account – Privacy – Use Fingerprint to Unlock. Fingerprint scan will be required afterward. The app will also give the personalized option if you want to lock our WhatsApp after 1 minute, 10 minutes or 30 minutes. This new feature will decrease the use of app locks that are provided by third-party applications. External locks will no longer be required.

The thing that needs to be kept in mind is that the feature will only work if your phone supports
fingerprint sensing.

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