WhatsApp

iPhone users are already able to use biometric authentication through Face ID or Touch ID to lock WhatsApp functionality and add an extra layer of security for your private conversations, and it looks like the feature will be part of the next major update for the Android client.

The WhatsApp beta version v2.19.221 already has fingerprint unlock features, so we expect it to roll out to devices once the feature is properly tested and included in the app refresh. In order to enable it, users will have to navigate to the Settings inside WhatsApp, hit Account, select Privacy, and tap on Fingerprint Lock.

Additionally, users will be able to hide notifications as well in order to protect the privacy of their chats. Once enabled, the WhatsApp app won’t open unless the user confirms via fingerprint that he is the owner of the device.

You May Also Like
MediaTek 5G chipset

MediaTek 5G chips could power some Samsung smartphones

According to a recent report from China, MediaTek is actively sampling its 5G chips to Samsung, potentially powering some Galaxy devices next year.

Pocketnow Daily: Samsung Galaxy S11 SPOTTED In the Wild! (108MP Unique Camera) (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the real life leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy S11, the new OnePlus 8 Lite and more
Galaxy S10 Lite Note 10 Lite

We have the leaked prices for the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, Note Lite, A51 and A71

We are waiting for an official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite, but while we wait, here’s their rumored pricing