WhatsApp Fingerprint Authentication Feature to Come Soon

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WhatsApp Fingerprint Authentication

Have you ever thought of using fingerprint authentication for accessing WhatsApp? Well, it might become a reality soon. WhatsApp has been working on a host of new features for both Android and iOS users, and while the WhatsApp Dark Mode feature was recently reported to be rolled out along with the Android Q update, a new report suggests that Android users might soon get a new WhatsApp fingerprint authentication option which will add more security to the messaging application.

According to a report by WABetaInfo, the Facebook-owned app has rolled out the WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.3 update in which the new authentication feature for Android users was spotted. The report further adds that after working on the Face ID and Touch ID integration on WhatsApp for iOS which haven’t been made available yet for development reasons, the app has started to work on the WhatsApp fingerprint authentication for Android OS.

There will be a new section in the WhatsApp app which will have the option to enable the Fingerprint authentication feature. It will work exactly like iOS and will be made available on Apple’s OS as well. This also means that there will be an extra layer of security added to WhatsApp as users will need to authenticate themselves every time they open the app.

 

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Info about other features are available in the article.https://wabetainfo.com/whatsapp-beta-for-android-2-19-3-whats-new/ 

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On the other hand, the report also adds that if WhatsApp is unable to detect your fingerprint, then you can also use your device’s credentials to open the app. For now, the new WhatsApp features is in the alpha stage of development and will reportedly be made available to all WhatsApp users on Android Marshmallow and above.

Further, the new WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.3 update will reportedly come with a new as well as improved Audio picker where users will be able to preview the audio files before sending them. There will be a new tray to open the audio files while image preview of the audio file will also be available, if available. Moreover, WhatsApp users will be able to send a maximum of 30 audio files at the same time.

 

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WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.1: WhatsApp is working on a new redesigned section to send audio files to contacts.
It supports audio preview and image preview of the audio file (if available).
Max 30 audio messages at a time.
FEATURE AVAILABLE IN FUTURE!

Meanwhile, WhatsApp has also added a host of new features recently for iOS users such as the option to add personal and content Stickers on images, replay privately, 3D Touch action for Status, Group Stickers management and more. All these features are available with the WhatsApp beta update for iOS version 2.19.10.21 which is out for public beta programme users.

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