Whatsapp messenger is a famous social networking app and it is using for chatting and voice and video calls and also found WhatsApp UPI payments also introduced. but in this app have no inbuilt security for fingerprint lock. this feature is introduced in WhatsApp 2.19.222 beta version and also shortly this fingerprint lock feature will be added in the stable version.
how to enable inbuilt fingerprint lock option in whats app
open WhatsApp and tap 3dots found in upper right side of WhatsApp tap and select to open settings> and select account> and select Privacy> and we will find the last one is “Fingerprint lock” select it to open>now enable selecting “Unlock with fingerprint” now the fingerprint option will be enabled(if there is no finger lock enabled on your mobile then mobile will ask you please add fingerprint for lock). see below images.
After the enabled fingerprint lock, we will found 3 options.
- Immediately (means, after WhatsApp closed then WhatsApp app, will be locked immediately)
- After 1 minute (means after 1 minute of whatsapp closed time lock will enabled)
- After 30 minutes (means, after WhatsApp closed 30 minutes apps, will be locked)
and another last option is to Show content in notifications. this is the best option in WhatsApp inbuilt security if we enabled this the messages and images will be shown in the lock screen. if disabled this option the messages will not be shown but notification of how many messages will be shown.
so finally my opinion is this is the best security option introduced for WhatsApp because third party apps will some time comprised security but inbuilt security option will never compromise any security issue.
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