Whatsapp rolls out fingerprint lock for Android

Whatsapp has announced that it is introducing a new feature for android users that allows users to unlock the app with fingerprints.The company said the feature provides an extra layer of security to prevent others from reading users’ messages.

When you turn on the feature on and you open WhatsApp it will require your fingerprint to unlock the app, even if the phone screen is already unlocked.

Earlier this year the company rolled out Touch ID and Face ID features for iPhone users to provide an extra layer of security for Whatsapp users.

To enable it, users have to tap settings, followed by clicking on the account option and then privacy and fingerprint lock. Users need to turn on unlock with fingerprint, and then confirm their fingerprint.

All chats and notifications can now be lock by using the same fingerprint that is used for the screen lock, and even the time duration of the unlock can be customized. Options include every time, 1 minute and 30 minutes.

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