WhatsApp fingerprint locking is already possible natively, ie without downloading any third party apps. The feature is only available for iPhone 5C or higher and Messenger beta for Android users.
Functionality adds an extra layer of protection through biometrics. When enabled, only allows access to the app through fingerprint or facial recognition (for iPhone X or higher).
Check out how simple it is to enable WhatsApp locking through fingerprint or face recognition.
How to unlock Whatsapp with fingerprint
To perform the following procedure, you must have iPhone 5C or higher or the WhatsApp Android Beta installed on your Android smartphone. The devices must also have a fingerprint reader.
Owners of iPhone X or higher view the Face ID option, ie face recognition unlock.
How to unlock Whatsapp with fingerprint on Android
1. Open WhatsApp as usual and on the tab Conversations, tap on the three dots icon in the upper right corner;
2. In the menu that opens, go to Settings;
3 On the next screen, choose Account and then go on Privacy;
4 Now scroll to the end and tap Fingerprint lock;
5 Activate relative key opo Unlock with fingerprint. You are prompted to touch the fingerprint sensor to register yours;
6 Then the time to configure the feature according to your preferences. First, choose after how much downtime the app should be blocked: Immediately, After 1 minute or After 30 minutes;
7 Below, enable the relative key opo Show notification content, if you want to view the previews of messages even with the feature enabled;
8 When you open WhatsApp after the time in step 6, you will be prompted to touch the fingerprint sensor to unlock it.
How to unlock Whatsapp with fingerprint on iOS (iPhone)
1. Open WhatsApp as usual and go to Settings;
2. Then select the option Account and then go on Privacy;
3 Now tap Lockscreen;
4 Activate relative key opo Request Touch ID or Request Face IDdepending on the model of your device;
5 Configure the feature to your preference. Choose after how much downtime the app should be blocked: Immediately, After 1 minute, After 15 minutes or After 1 hour;
6 When you open WhatsApp after the time in step 5, you will be prompted to touch the fingerprint sensor or show the face on the front camera to unlock it.
How to install WhatsApp Beta
WhatsApp Beta is a messenger test version available for Android and iOS users. Those who adhere to this issue may try out new features before others.
However, these news are not always implemented and may be canceled without notice. In addition, the beta version of the app may have instabilities that do not exist in the final version.
How to install WhatsApp Beta on Android
If you want to test it, just go to the WhatsApp program membership page on Google Play. Then sign in with your Google account and click Take the tests.
Then your smartphone will receive an update from the messenger. When you no longer want to be one Beta tester, s uninstall the app and download the common version again.
How to install WhatsApp Beta on iOS
The program of Beta tester WhatsApp for iOS came just two years after the Android version, more precisely in November 2018. To join, you need to have the Test Flight app installed on your device.
Then go to the program participation request link Beta tester from WhatsApp. So touch the button Accept and finish the app installation process on Install.
According to WABetaInfo, in August 2019 the program was closed to new users.
However, it is possible to check daily on the site itself if by chance it was reopened or vacancies were made available to new testers.
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Journalist graduated from UFRJ, writes about technology for seven years. Carioca currently lives in Portugal, the country he adopted. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, reading, watching movies, and doing series marathons. Instagram is her favorite social network, but WhatsApp saves her from missing those who stayed in Brazil.