Popular messaging app WhatsApp keeps on getting new features every now and then that makes it more user-friendly. Lately, the instant messaging app has rolled out a new fingerprint unlock feature that uses the phone’s fingerprint sensor to show messages. The company has rolled out the new feature for the iOS devices and now it has brought the feature to the Android beta users. But before that, we also reported that the social media giant Facebook is planning to add its name to Instagram as well as on WhatsApp. Facebook will rebrand both the apps as “Instagram from Facebook” and “WhatsApp from Facebook”.
So the new development is that the company has finally come up with another new update for the Android beta users. In a big change, the company has at last changed the name of the popular messaging app. Facebook-owned Whatsapp now and will be known as “WhatsApp from Facebook”.
Before introducing the new branding for WhatsApp the company first brought this change to Instagram that the social media brand also acquired a few years ago. Identical to WhatsApp the photo-sharing app now also displays “Instagram from Facebook” branding. The new branding WhatsApp from Facebook is now noticeable at the bottom of the settings menu.
In order to improve both the apps, the company has taken many steps over the past year. However this it, not the first time the company has made such a move, the company made use of similar branding for its supplementary products similar to Workplace. The workplace is the company’s work venture chat tool. To add its name to Instagram and Whatsapp has been shocking and puzzling that reflects the autonomy that the units have operated under the Social media platform’s regulations.
Before this change, the company also rolled out another new update in which now the user will be able to unlock the app using their device’s fingerprint sensor that we mentioned earlier. The new update arrives with Android beta version 2.19.221 that comes disabled by default. To allow it the users can head to settings option available with the app where they can add a layer of protection to their app chats in order to make it more secure and private. All they have to do is go to WhatsApp Settings > Account > Privacy > Fingerprint lock. The new feature is made available for the device that runs on Android Marshmallow or higher and also comes with a fingerprint scanner.
Once enabling the Fingerprint lock the user needs to draw on fingerprint authentication to unlock WhatsApp. The user can select from an automatic lock option as per their preference. When the user selects this option he/she will be asked to confirm their identity by using the fingerprint authentication in order to open or close the app.
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