WhatsApp's new trial version blocks conversation printing. According to the WABetaInfo website published on Monday (15), the 2.19.106 update for Android Beta users releases the fingerprint unlock feature, but prevents chat screenshots. Remember that being in the testing phase does not guarantee that the function will be released in the official app.
The news would be enabled by the "Fingerprint security" option, from the service authentication settings, according to the portal. By enabling the feature, WhatsApp stops chat screenshots. The tool also requires the use of fingerprint to open the messenger. The intention would be to ensure more protection to data shared by users. However, the response of messages displayed in notifications and call answering would remain available even with the block.
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Prior to that, WhatsApp had already released beta locking for the Google operating system. The idea also came in the effort to deliver greater security to users' information. While fingerprint permission is being tested on Android devices, iPhone (iOS) phones already feature Touch ID functionality. Apple's system also offers Face ID, which uses face recognition as its passkey.
To set up the app's digital lock feature, Android users would need to go to the privacy settings. The platform has four duration modes: "Immediately", "After 1 Minute", "After 10 Minutes" or "After 30 Minutes". In order to ensure better protection measures in the messaging system, it is worth remembering that WhatsApp adopts end-to-end encryption, a method that makes it impossible for third parties to intercept the content.
In addition to preventing conversation screenshots, beta version 2.19.106 features the "Stickers" and "Emoji" tabs to organize the fun images sent to contacts. The former is grouped under the "Favorites" and "Categories" tabs, which could make it easier to search the app. The news promises to insert stickers in images, videos and GIFs. A search field has also been incorporated into the update. It is noteworthy that there is no official release date of functions available for testing.
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