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How to Setup Fingerprint Lock on WhatsApp For iOS & Android

How to Setup Fingerprint Lock on WhatsApp For iOS & Android
The popular messaging app, WhatsApp regularly brings new and useful features for its Android and iPhone messaging apps to ease users. One of the recently added features on Android is the ability to add a fingerprint lock to WhatsApp Messenger, which is quite impressive due to the fact that it will keep your chats secured when it's given to another person to use. The newly added feature will make it impossible to access WhatsApp chats without unlocking the app via a fingerprint saved on the phone earlier. Nevertheless, a fingerprint supported smartphone can access this feature by updating to the latest version of WhatsApp. The recent fingerprint lock feature on WhatsApp for Android works with phones that have a rear fingerprint sensor and those that have an in-display fingerprint sensor. In this article, we will explain the steps required to add a fingerprint lock to WhatsApp on Android as well as that of iOS.




Now, this feature has been available on WhatsApp for iPhone since February last year, and it first appeared in a beta build for WhatsApp's Android users back in August.

How to set up Fingerprint Lock on WhatsApp for Android?

Here are the basic steps on how to set up WhatsApp fingerprint lock on your Android smartphone. As said earlier, make sure you have installed WhatsApp version 2.19.221 or above by heading over to Google Play. Once that is done, simply follow these steps to secure your WhatsApp chats on Android with fingerprint authentication.




Step 1: Open WhatsApp > tap the vertical three dots icon on the top-right and go to Settings.
Step 2: Go to Account > Privacy > Fingerprint Lock.
Step 3: On the next screen, turn on Unlock with Fingerprint.
Step 4: Additionally, you can also set the duration after which you'll have to use your fingerprint to unlock WhatsApp. It can be set to Immediately, After a minute or After 30 minutes.
Step 5: Further, you can also choose if you want to show the message content and sender in the notifications or not.

After that is done, whenever you open WhatsApp, depending on the automatic lock duration you've set earlier, you will need to apply your fingerprint to unlock the app. And that's how you can set WhatsApp fingerprint lock on your Android smartphone.




How to set up Fingerprint Lock on WhatsApp for iOS?

Here are the basic steps on how to set up WhatsApp fingerprint lock on your iOS, same as Android, WhatsApp also allows biometric lock features on iPhone. iPhone models that support Face ID can also make use of facial recognition to secure their chat messages, the iPhone models with Touch ID can use fingerprint lock. The biometric authentication can be enabled by following the steps below:-
Step 1:Open your WhatsApp
Step 2: Go to WhatsApp Settings > Account > Privacy > Screen lock.

Conclusion: In this article, we talked about the steps required to enable fingerprint lock on iPhone and Android. If you have any queries regarding the steps above, we are willing to help answer them. We also expect feedback(s) from you through the comment section!



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