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WhatsApp launches fingerprint security lock support for Android devices

October 31, 2019

Via: ZDnet

WhatsApp has announced the rollout of support for biometric authentication through fingerprint sensors on the Android platform.

On Thursday, the Facebook-owned messaging application said that devices running on Google’s Android operating system, should they be of a model new enough to have a fingerprint reader, will soon be able to secure their account access through this biometric method.

In order to enable the new option, users need to tap Settings – > Account – > Privacy – > and Fingerprint lock. If users choose to enable the lock, they will need to use their fingerprint in order to open the application.

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