WhatsApp Fingerprint Lock Feature Now Available For Android and iOS Users

This is a piece of great news for WhatsApp users as the long-awaited Fingerprint verification feature have been finally released by the platform.

Before now we announced that Whatsapp Fingerprint Verification will be rolled out soon for Android and IOS users and here it's at our doorsteps.

Although the feature has been available since February 19 for iPhone users, however, as the time of posting, the feature is available to all users on Android and iPhone platform to enjoy. Although it's been available for WhatsApp Beta testers for quite some months now.

WhatsApp Fingerprint feature has been designed to add extra security measures to your private chats and your WhatsApp account as a whole. This means you'll be asked to authenticate your identity in order to access WhatsApp because it will be completely protected.

Also, note that widget content will be hidden if you activate this feature. Although you can still answer WhatsApp calls and reply to messages from notifications since the authentication of the fingerprint is only required when you want to open the app.

How to Activate WhatsApp Fingerprint Security

> Firstly, Go to Playstore/ App Store and update your Whatsapp App to the newest version.

> Next, Navigate to Settings > Account > Privacy

> You will Fingerprint Lock listed amongst the features.

> Toggle On the "‘Unlock with fingerprint’ option to enable the feature.

> Verify by Touching the Fingerprint Sensor.

You can also choose when to lock your Whatsapp App; Either  ‘Immediately’, ‘After 1 minute’ or ‘After 30 minutes’.

This feature is a must-try for all Whatsapp Users as it gives you full-time privacy/protection on your chats. Have you got this feature enabled?
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