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WhatsApp to bring new authentication options for app lock feature



WhatsApp authentication options app lock

WhatsApp is rolling out a new beta version for Android devices which shows some useful authentication options for the app lock feature. As of now, users will be able to choose their privacy settings more precisely for personal chats.

Spotted in the Android beta version, WhatsApp is introducing some new authentication options for the app lock capability. Under the App Lock settings, users will find a new “Unlock with biometric’ toggle with efficient controls.

Eventually, turning on this feature will let you use a fingerprint, face, or other unique identifiers to open the WhatsApp application. Besides, you will be able to answer calls from WhatsApp even when it is locked without any interruptions.

WhatsApp authentication options app lock

WhatsApp authentication options (Source: WABetaInfo)

So far, there has been only biometric authentication that limited users to looking for alternative methods to safeguard the app. Although now, users can opt for a variety of methods, as per their preference to lock the respective application.

Other than that, features like the Automatic Lock duration and showing content in notifications remain the same. The latest authentication options addition to the app will act as an extra layer of security and improve the privacy experience for users.

Currently, the feature is on the beta road and available via the Google Play Beta Program to a handful of Android testers. However, the company will soon bring this beneficial functionality to general consumers.


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