WhatsApp rolls out fingerprint lock feature for Android phones

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As of today, WhatsApp officially supports fingerprint lock on Android devices.

While to be able to unlock apps using PINs has its advantages, most of the users are better off with the biometric authentication system, or at least that's what the current trend suggests - every tech giant is considering deploying a biometric authentication solution into their system.

According to WhatsApp, about 1,400 users around the world were targeted by the Pegasus spyware.

From here, you will be able to prevent WhatsApp from opening until you scan your fingerprint.

"Pegasus and its variants (collectively, "Pegasus") were created to be remotely installed and enable the remote access and control of information-including calls, messages, and location-on mobile devices using the Android, iOS, and BlackBerry operating systems", said WhatsApp in its lawsuit against the NSO Group.

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To recall, the Fingerprint Unlock feature first appeared back in August in the beta version of the app.

At the bottom of the privacy setting you'll find "fingerprint lock". You can either set it to lock immediately, after one minute or after 30 minutes.

Once you do get the update, you are only a few clicks away from enabling it. It also lets you view WhatsApp notifications with the body of the message as well as receive or decline WhatsApp calls.

To activate the feature, tap on Settings, go to Account and click on Fingerprint Lock on the Privacy section.

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