WhatsApp Fingerprint Authentication
WhatsApp, the most utilized texting application in the world, wants to keep improving the security of its stage. Moving towards this direction, the company is testing a new fingerprint authentication feature for Android devices. As detailed by WABetaInfo, the WhatsApp beta version 2.19.3 has enforced this function and thus ensure access to the stage. The feature comes soon after knowing that Facebook is also working on such a component.
The WhatsApp 2019 has some great new features to provide this year. The chat company working on some cool features like WhatsApp Fingerprint Authentication for the app, Redesigned Audio and Group video call button since a year ago and will finally launch them this year. There have been numerous leaks and rumours around these upcoming highlights. For those who yet uninformed of these upcoming best new features, here, all the details of the features that are going to come soon.
About WhatsApp Fingerprint Authentication
Talking about the WhatsApp fingerprint authentication highlight in Android devices. You’ll see a new option in the Privacy section and you’ve to enable Fingerprint option. It would protect your chats from undesirable access. You should confirm the app with your fingerprint every time you open the app and if the authentication fails, the app will ask for your smartphone’s PIN or password to open the app. This feature spotted by WaBetaInfo on iOS.
The WhatsApp Fingerprint Authentication once enabled, there is a requirement for users to open the application. The Facebook-owned instant messaging service newly informed to bring a similar feature to iPhone too, supporting two biometric verification methods – both Face ID and Touch ID. It shows this won’t be limited to iPhone, and users on Android will get Fingerprint Authentication, yet no facial recognition-based authentication, thanks to the absence of a widely used standard on the stage.
How to enable WhatsApp Fingerprint Authentication:
WhatsApp 2019 will include a new section in the WhatsApp app, which will give users the option to enable the fingerprint highlight. This feature also made available later on iOS updates as well. The WhatsApp Fingerprint Authentication feature will be available inside the application under Settings > Account > Privacy.
The fingerprint authentication component will include an additional layer of security as WhatsApp should verify themselves everytime they open the app. Once, when you enable the fingerprint feature, WhatsApp will be totally protected from others to be seen. Obviously, if your phone is already secured by an authentication method, it’s a little surplus.
“The user should confirm his authenticate so as to open WhatsApp (from the app icon, from the notification or from outer pickers). It will secure the whole app, so it’s not used to lock specific conversations,” the report included.
About Redesigned Audio Files Section
WhatsApp is said to be functioning on a redesigned audio files section for Android device users which would enable you to send 30 audio files together at once. The current app enables you to send just one audio file. The redesigned section obviously also allows you to review the audio file before you send.
The feature could come conveniently for the individuals who love to exchange too many voice messages on WhatsApp. As of current version, you have to tap on each and every voice message in order to listen to the message. With the new updated version, the chat app will automatically play the consecutive voice messages in an arrangement.
About Group video call button
This Group video call button feature is already out for Android beta users. It enables you to pick all the members of a group or only the chosen ones to undertake a video call with them. You can also switch between voice and video calls whenever you need.
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