The Facebook-owned online chat messenger app WhatsApp is finally receiving the latest update for the Android platform that consists of the fingerprint unlock feature. This feature is already available on iOS running devices. Those who’re using the third-party app lock or any stock app lock feature in order to protect the WhatsApp from others will be glad to hear that you don’t need app lock for your WhatsApp anymore. Here in this article, we will share with you the steps to Setup Fingerprint Unlock on WhatsApp for Android devices.
The newly added fingerprint lock option will allow the users to keep the WhatsApp application safe from other users via biometric authentication. Therefore, if any of your friends or kids or family members use your phone, can’t unlock or use the WhatsApp without your fingerprint ID.
Additionally, users can set up the fingerprint unlock option for a specific time. It allows you to choose whether you have to unlock it with fingerprint after a specific timing or every time when the app locks or your device screen locks. That’s a pretty useful feature and will definitely come in handy for most of the users.
Steps To Setup Fingerprint Unlock On WhatsApp For Android
- Make sure to update your WhatsApp from the Google Play Store to the latest version.
- Head over to the three-dot icon from the upper right corner > then tap on Settings menu > select Account > go to Privacy > next, scroll down a bit and select Fingerprint lock option.
- Enable the Unlock with fingerprint toggle and provide the finger on the scanner to confirm the fingerprint authentication.
- That’s it. Enjoy!
If your WhatsApp application isn’t updated yet, make sure to update it first to the latest version and start using the new feature.