WhatsApp Android fingerprint lock

WhatsApp extra security fingerprint lock for android

WhatsApp - fingerprint lock android image Source : twitter


WhatsApp for Android smartphones has really been getting really interesting recently,in our previous post about whasapp here, about them upgrading their group privacy policy. Just 4 days ago, whatsapp made an announcement on through their twitter handle , which says that an added extra security which is the fingerprint lock option has been implemented .

whatsapp fingerprint lock android img source : google

This feature is similar to TouchID and FAceID lock on iPhones. In this post we would also teach you how to activate this extra layer of security. What this means that you can now secure your WhatsApp conversations with an additional layer of  security to prevent unauthorized access to your conversations . Which is also good because, you would no longer be needing those third party app lockers to secure your whatsapp conversations, this would also help in conserving your android battery. if you missed on how to make your android battery last longer, you can read here too. If you had the thought of switching to an iPhone just for the sake of this feature, good its now available on android.

This new feature will basically allow users to secure their WhatsApp app with their fingerprint data every time someone opens the app on the phone. The feature was implemented previously to iPhones where WhatsApp allowed its users to lock the app with TouchID or FaceID authentication. For Android devices, WhatsApp has only implemented fingerprint authentication support for now.


Before using this feature,  you must update your app to the latest version from your google play store and follow the steps below.

How to enable WhatsApp fingerprint lock feature on Android smartphone

Step 1: Open WhatsApp and tap on three dots at the top right corner

Step 2: Settings> Account> Privacy> Fingerprint lock

Step 3: Turn on the toggle for fingerprint lock

Step 4: Verify your fingerprint when prompted

Step 5: You can choose the automatic lock time span from — Immediately, After 1 minute, and After 30 minutes

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