I have to use both Android and iOS smartphones for work, and I adore them both equally. I detest it when developers treat Android as a subpar operating system because of this. Despite the fact that the vast majority of its users have Android handsets, WhatsApp has been doing it for a long. Despite my complaints, I’m glad that the company at least plans to update its Android app with the new features rather than abandoning it entirely like some companies do. All of this simply means that WhatsApp has now made the new fingerprint lock feature available for Android users. I’ll demonstrate how to activate WhatsApp’s fingerprint lock on Android devices in this article.
Enable Fingerprint Lock on WhatsApp on Android
By going to the privacy settings of the app, you can turn on the fingerprint lock for WhatsApp. This functionality works wonderfully on all of the Android devices I’ve tested it on. You can use this step-by-step tutorial to protect your WhatsApp messages.
1. Tap Settings from the three-dot menu in WhatsApp’s upper right corner.
2. Tap Accounts here, followed by Privacy.
3. Locate the Fingerprint lock option by scrolling down and selecting it. Toggle it on now by tapping the button.
4. WhatsApp will ask you to verify your fingerprint in the following stage, so tap your device’s fingerprint sensor to do so. The option to set the Automatically Lock time will be visible once your confirmation has been received. Immediately, one minute, or thirty minutes are your options.
The toggle to enable or disable message previews is the last feature. You can view messages in notifications because it is enabled by default. Turn off this toggle to stop message preview from appearing.
5. If someone tries to access your WhatsApp account without your permission after you’ve enabled the fingerprint lock, it will open in this manner.
Despite the fact that we can lock WhatsApp—or any other app, for that matter—on Android using a variety of third-party applications, it’s fantastic to have a native alternative because it’s more efficient and safe.
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That short tutorial demonstrated how to use the new fingerprint lock functionality to lock WhatsApp messages. Although I like this functionality on Android, I hope that developers will simultaneously release the same features on iOS and Android. I detest having to wait for an Android feature that my iPhone has had for months. That’s all I have to say. Please share your thoughts on this new WhatsApp feature in the comments area below.