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Whatsapp fingerprint lock for all android app ios users.

Whatsapp has finally released the most awaited feature which is the fingerprint lock option for all WhatsApp android app users.

Previously this feature was only available to WhatsApp beta users but now normal WhatsApp users can use this feature without using third party fingerprint lock apps.

Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp can now be locked with biometric security which is fingerprint.

Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp can now be locked with biometric security which is whatsapp fingerprint lock
Whatsapp fingerprint lock


Lets see how fingerprint feature works in whatsapp. This feature of WhatsApp provides an extra layer of security to users and prevent others from reading text messages.



WhatsApp fingerprint lock feature does not block incoming calls and only hides messages. It also allows users to change the message context preview in the notifications.

The update was announced on the whatsapp blog. The feature hoping to add a new layer of security on the app.


This latest update from WhatsApp will add an extra layer of security and privacy to normal users as well as business users of the WhatsApp app.

You will still be able to answer the calls through WhatsApp even if the app is locked. Lets us see how to enable the WhatsApp fingerprint lock option which will ensure that you're the only person who can access the Whatsapp app on your mobile device.

 Step 1 


First Open the WhatsApp and tap on 3 dots then click on settings. After that click on the account option with a key icon. Now there are many options.

 Step 2 

Just click on the privacy option of the WhatsApp.

Once you are in the privacy user interface then scroll down a little bit and you will find an option called fingerprint lock. Click on it.

 Step 3 


WhatsApp will show you unlock with the fingerprint option. You will also see a message from WhatsApp which says when enabled you will need to use fingerprint to open the WhatsApp.

You still be able to answer calls if WhatsApp is locked. So click on it. you will see a pop-up window at the bottom with a heading which says "confirm fingerprint".

 Step 4 


Another message shown here is touching the fingerprint sensor of your mobile phone. Touching the sensor will authenticate your fingerprint stored in the mobile system.

The fingerprint lock of WhatsApp will be enabled and you will be presented with three options under automatically lock heading.

 Step 5 


The first option is immediately. This will lock your WhatsApp as soon as the mobile display goes off.
The second option will lock the WhatsApp after 1 minute of waiting time.
The third option will delay the WhatsApp lock for 30 minutes.

 Step 6 


Show content in the notifications option will show a preview of WhatsApp messages. you can turn it off to increase privacy.

Let's check the fingerprint lock on the WhatsApp app. I am closing the WhatsApp app now.

Let's click on the WhatsApp icon to start the app. As you can see WhatsApp is showing a message which says WhatsApp locked touch the fingerprint sensor.

As soon as the WhatsApp app authenticates my fingerprint the app reopens. So this was a quick demo of how to enable WhatsApp finger print lock.

At any time you can disable this option if you want. first, click on three dotes. Now tap on the Setting option.

Then click on the account option with a key icon. Now click on the privacy option of the WhatsApp.

in this user interface scroll down a little bit and you will see an option called fingerprint lock. Click on it. In the user interface, click on the option called unlock with fingerprint.

This will disable the fingerprint lock on your WhatsApp app.

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