WhatsApp is Introducing Fingerprint Lock for Android- Here is how you can enable it

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Enable fingerprint for WhatsApp
Enable fingerprint for WhatsApp

WhatsApp has officially rolled out the fingerprint unlock feature for all the Android users. Usually, we used to install third-party apps to setup a lock on WhatsApp just add a little more security to their data. Keeping that in mind and to make the process quicker and safer at the same time, WhatsApp has enrolled this new feature so that you can just open the app by a fingerprint. It was previously available for Android Beta users but is now available for all Android users. But still you cannot open the WhatsApp if your fingerprint stops working.

Earlier this year, WhatsApp rolled out Touch ID and Face ID for iPhone to provide an extra layer of security for WhatsApp users. Today WhatsApp has introduced similar authentication for android, allowing you to unlock the app with your fingerprint, on supported Android phones. To enable it, tap Settings > Account > Privacy > Fingerprint lock. Turn on Unlock with fingerprint, and confirm your fingerprint.

WhatsApp fingerprint unlock feature.

Let’s learn this step by step.

If you want to try out this feature, just update your app and follow the steps below.

How to enable WhatsApp fingerprint unlock feature on Android smartphone

Step 1: Open WhatsApp and tap on three dots at the top right corner

Step 2: Settings> Account> Privacy> Fingerprint lock

Step 3: Turn on the toggle for fingerprint lock

Step 4: Verify your fingerprint when prompted

Step 5: You can choose the automatic lock time span from — Immediately, After 1 minute, and After 30 minutes

And that is it. Now your WhatsApp fingerprint lock is activated.

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