Facebook-owned platform, WhatsApp has today released a security feature for the android phone users using WhatsApp. The company in a statement has said that in its effort to provide an extra layer of security it has introduced the biometric unlocking feature for the android phones.

The users who want their chats to be protected will have to install the latest version of WhatsApp.

Users can enable the feature by tap Settings > Account > Privacy > Fingerprint lock. Turn on Unlock with fingerprint, and confirm your fingerprint.

Earlier this year , the company rolled out the biometric unlocking feature of on WhatsApp for iPhone. The build version 2.19.20 has received this feature which lets you add an extra layer of security to the application through Face ID and Touch ID. The new authentication system works similarly to the one found on Outlook and Signal iOS apps.

This, however, doesn’t lock individual WhatsApp chats—it just lets you open WhatsApp with your biometrics. It also lets you view WhatsApp notifications with the body of the message as well as receive or decline WhatsApp calls.

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