WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging app having 1.5 billion user base worldwide. It uses end-to-end encryption techniques that ensure the safest exchange of text and media files.
WhatsApp is going to move one step ahead. WhatsApp Android app will soon receive fingerprint authentication feature for more protection of your precious messages.
WABetaInfo found some hints about the newest authorization method in the latest beta with version 2.19.3. Before this, WhatsApp is working on the implementation of Face ID and Touch ID features on iOS. It is on the development phase.
In an official tweet, WABetaInfo said
WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.3: what's new?
WhatsApp is finally working to implement the Authentication feature to protect the app using your Fingerprint, under development!
Info about other features are available in the article.https://t.co/yO6R6pOlsV
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) January 8, 2019
According to the source, the feature will be available in the Privacy section of WhatsApp settings. You can also use device credentials like PIN, password, etc. to log in.
Fingerprint authentication option will be available on all Android Marshmallow or higher version devices.
WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.1 will have a newly redesigned section to send audio files to contacts. It will support audio files preview and image preview of the same audio file if it is available. The maximum 30 audio messages at a time. You can also play the audio before sending it.
WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.1: WhatsApp is working on a new redesigned section to send audio files to contacts.
It supports audio preview and image preview of the audio file (if available).
Max 30 audio messages at a time.
FEATURE AVAILABLE IN FUTURE! pic.twitter.com/5hCIavpCcU
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) January 7, 2019
Where the parent company Facebook fighting for security issues, it is a welcome step by WhatsApp.
There is no official announcement from the company. We don’t know when this feature will be available for the public. Its release should not far away.