For more privacy, WhatsApp Web may soon get fingerprint authentication feature

CIOReviewIndia Team | Friday, 18 September 2020, 13:13 IST

 For more privacy, WhatsApp Web may soon get fingerprint authentication feature

Enabling users to have secure WhatsApp web sessions using their fingerprints, Messaging app WhatsApp is working on a feature for the same.  It will also help strengthen the overall security of chats, and will also prevent others from creating webs sessions without knowledge of users. 

 

It is expected to be available in the next update which would be the latest beta 2.20.200.10 for Android, as per the report by WAPetaInfo.  

Inorder to use the WhatsApp, users need to use their fingerprints whenever they initiate a session. This new feature is especially made for those users who access the WhatsApp Web frequently. The company has also fixed some bugs concerning the usability of emojis. 

According to a report, “One would have to open WhatsApp on their smartphones and scan their fingerprint to initiate the web session of their PC." The report further said, “The mobile messaging platform has dedicated a team to work on making the entire web browser more secure.” 

In the default sticker list, WhatsApp has also introduced a new animated sticker called Usagyuuun recently. This pack of emojis will consist of some cartoon characters that will depict feelings such as anxiety, sadness, joy, love, among others.  

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