Fingerprint authentication spotted on WhatsApp’s Android beta version

Social messaging application WhatsApp has a myriad of features in the pipeline that are ready to roll out and amongst the updates was spotted a new authentication feature in the Android beta version.

The new feature was unveiled by beta tracker WABetaInfo as it shared screenshots of just how advanced the application is gradually getting, customizing its settings for the ease of their users and providing maximum security.

The screenshot shows how the authentication feature can be enabled through the settings tab and what the interface would be appearing as.

The feature will allow users to lock and unlock their account through a fingerprint sensor and would be enabled through: Settings > Account > Privacy > Use Fingerprint. After getting enabled the application will whether the app should be locked immediately after exiting or after a period of one minute, 10 minutes or 30 minutes.

While the feature may be useful for many, it is presently disabled by default therefore won’t be functioning for beta users.

On the other hand, WhatsApp has yet to reveal when the feature will be getting launched.

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