SAN FRANCISCO: Micro-blogging platform WhatsApp will now have fingerprint lock on supported Android phones to ensure privacy of chats. Users who install the new version of WhatsApp will have to scan a fingerprint to open up the Facebook-owned platform.
"Earlier this year, we rolled out Touch ID and Face ID for iPhone to provide an extra layer of security for WhatsApp users," the micro-blogging platform said in a statement.
"Today we're introducing similar authentication, allowing you to unlock the app with your fingerprint, on supported Android phones," it added.
To enable it, follow these steps:
- Go to settings
- Go to Account
- Privacy- Fingerprint lock
- Turn on Unlock with fingerprint, and confirm your fingerprint