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WhatsApp possibly adding fingerprint lock to protect chats


The fingerprint lock is reportedly a blanket lock on the entire WhatsApp app, and not for specific chats or contacts within it. — dpa

The fingerprint lock is reportedly a blanket lock on the entire WhatsApp app, and not for specific chats or contacts within it. — dpa

Popular messaging service WhatsApp is supposedly testing a fingerprint lock feature on the Android version of the app for added security.

According to WABetaInfo, the feature was spotted in alpha mode for WhatsApp for Android (version 2.19.3). The article also states that the feature will be available first for devices running on Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) or later, before it’s rolled out to the iOS platform.

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