By Desk FnF | PUBLISHED: 14, Jan 2019, 18:31 pm IST | UPDATED: 14, Jan 2019, 18:31 pm IST
New Delhi: WhatsApp is working on a fingerprint unlock technology that would make the chat app more private and secure. While the end-to-end encryption secures your chat at the back-end, the fingerprint unlock is a feature that will make your chat more private and secure at the front-end.
WABetaInfo, a site that keeps a close eye on all the beta updates of WhatsApp, reports that WhatsApp is working on a fingerprint unlock technology for the app. This feature, when available, would require users to authenticate themselves using the iPhone FaceID and Touch ID to unlock WhatsApp. The feature would lock the entire app and not just any specific chats. The security feature would be needed even if the iPhone is kept unlocked. The feature has no specific timeline when it will be released but it is surely under works.
As a backup method, WhatsApp users can also use the phone's PIN to unlock the app. This PIN can be used to unlock the app every time you want to read a chat or what to start a chat. The feature will work on Android phones that have a fingerprint scanner and run Android Marshmallow software or a newer version of Android.
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