After several months of beta and while the feature is available since February on iOS, WhatsApp on Android now allows the locking of conversations using the Whatsapp Fingerprint Lock.
To improve the privacy of its application, WhatsApp has announced the arrival of an additional layer of security. From now on, Android smartphone users will be able to lock the application thanks to the fingerprint reader.
This new feature follows the one already available on iOS. Since last February, iPhone users can indeed use Face ID or Touch ID to lock WhatsApp so that conversations remain private. WhatsApp had already activated it on the beta version of the app last August, but it now arrives on the final version.
Enable Whatsapp Fingerprint lock on Android
A good way to prevent your loved ones from accessing your private conversations if you want them to remain confidential. To do this, WhatsApp explains the process on his blog and it is particularly simple:
- Go to the app settings
- Select “account”
- Go to “privacy”
- Press “fingerprint lock”
- Activate the option “unlock with fingerprint”
WhatsApp also allows you to fine-tune the setting. It is thus possible to select whether the application will ask for unlocking each time you open it if the lock will activate after one minute or after 30 minutes. In addition, by locking WhatsApp with the fingerprint, you can request that notifications no longer display completely when you exit the application.
This new feature of WhatsApp is available from version 2.19.308 of the application, already available on the Google Play Store.