Whatsapp messenger is going to rollout a new feature where one will be able to unlock the popular instant messaging app using the smartphones fingerprint sensor. This will require users to authenticate their devices with a unique identity with their fingerprint that will help them unlock this app. This feature was first spotted by WABetaInfo and according to its reports this update is going to be in the beta version for Android 2.19.3. Those who use third-party applications for securing Whatsapp, they would be fortunate to get this better alternative.
Previously, there were rumours that Whatsapp would include Face ID and Touch ID for iOS users. People are probably going to stop using third party apps to secure Whatsapp once they get their hands on the Finger Authentication feature. Based on the WABetaIinfo report, we know that the feature is only meant to unlock the app, and not content in it.
This update is meant for users to keep their Whatsapp content; be it messages, photos GIFs, videos, voice messages safely and prevent them from falling into wrong hands.
App developers are enhancing Whatsapp in order for better safety for users. However, there has been some bad news relating to this messaging app that could hamper user safety. Recently, there has been a malware related to Whatsapp which is coming to users disguised under an update named Whatsapp Gold.
Countless number of Whatsapp users have received messages regarding this update, telling them to download it. A lot of people have downloaded it thinking that they are actually true. There is a huge possibility that you will receive the same message if you haven’t received it yet. If you do, be informed beforehand and don’t fall for it. For your knowledge, Whatsapp rolls out its update in beta version and only a handful of users who have enrolled to the beta version receive them before it is available to the masses.
This is because app developers test the update before rolling them out fully. If you want to be one of the first users to receive Whatsapp update, enrol as a Beta tester for Whatsapp.