How to enable fingerprint lock on whatsapp

Great news for Whatsapp users! You guys know that WhatsApp brings new and exciting features regularly for both iPhones and Androids. The app has now added fingerprint lock to it’s latest features. What does a fingerprint lock on WhatsApp mean? It is not possible to access WhatsApp chats without unlocking the app via a fingerprint saved on your smartphone. Let’s see how to enable fingerprint lock on WhatsApp for Android phones.

Steps to enable fingerprint lock on WhatsApp:

  • Launch WhatsApp on your Smartphone. Click on vertical 3 dots icon on the top right-hand corner of the app and go to settings.
  • Navigate to Account –> Privacy –> Fingerprint Lock.
  • From the next screen, turn on Unlock with Fingerprint.
  • Set the duration after which you want the app to use your fingerprint to unlock the App.
  • You have 3 options to select from i.e Immediately, after a minute and after 30 minutes.
  • Select any of the above options. You will be prompted to punch your finger, do that and the fingerprint lock is enabled.

Fingerprint lock is now setup. You have to apply your fingerprint from now on depending on the automatic lock duration that you have selected earlier.

Note: You should have installed WhatsApp version 2.19.221 or above.

 

How can I protect my WhatsApp with the fingerprint lock?

Navigate to settings > Account > Privacy > Fingerprint lock option > Enable.

 

How to turn on / turn off fingerprint lock on WhatsApp?

Navigate to settings > Account > Privacy > Fingerprint lock option > Disable

 

How to enable biometric lock on iPhone?

iPhones that support Face ID can use facial recognition to secure WhatsApp messages. iPhone users with Touch ID can use the fingerprint lock. Steps to enable biometric Authentication:

Navigate to Settings > Account > Privacy > Screen lock

 

How to turn on What’s Fingerprint lock security feature on Android and iOS?

How to turn on fingerprint lock on Android:

Navigate to settings > Account > Privacy > Fingerprint lock option > Disable

 

How to turn on fingerprint lock on Android

Navigate to Settings > Account > Privacy > Screen lock

 

 

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