WhatsApp is increasing app lock with latest authentication methods

Whatsapp prioritizes user data security with encrypted text, recent additions like upcoming upgrades and chat lock. The latest Whatsapp bet version expands app lock options to include face unlock and other methods for convenience while maintaining security.

Biometric authentication options for Whatsapp include app lock for entire devices and chat lock fo individual conversations.

If you desire to safe your chat with biometric authentication Whatsapp offers two methods the first is to hide private chats from main chat lists by enabling chat lock on pre conversation basis.

You have to pull down on chat list like when refreshing a webpage and you will see an option for locked chats appear at top of list.

The app will request authentication by face or fingerprint when you try to unlock.

Privacy and safety of user data are value high on Whatsapp list of priorities and that helps the app remain one among the top encrypted instant messaging apps out there.

The company initiated testing new label to emphasize chat encryption and released utilities help keep your chats secure from prying eyes.

If you have work cell phone where all conversation must be protected you are better off setting up an app lock. The feature is available at device level in Android skins by OEMs. Meta Chat app its own version built in.

Whatsapp tests new methods to unlock the app

The change would assist people set up feature even if they do not prefer fingerprint unlock or they are using an affordable Android device which lacks reliable biometric sensors.

Latest Whatsapp beta version 2.24.6.20 the sleuths at WABetaInfo discovered app lock is expanding to include other unlock method like device passcodes and face unlock.

This is mega set up from implementation of Whatsapp lock feature, WABetaInfo cautions against installing beta to try feature before wider release.

The current beta version is prone to crashes and could vulnerable the app core functions.

Various authentication methods also assist serve as backups for fingerprint authentication when you are wearing gloves but you need to unlock the app.

The update improve the accessibility with app lock some people may be unable to use some of authentication methods.

A screenshot shared by WABetaInfo shows user may soon able to lock their app behind a biometric key meaning if they desire a fingerprint face such as the device passcode to open it.

If your phone falls into wrong man hand your conversation NFSW are safe.

Early indication show there will be 3 time limits for when the app locks after it is closed immediately as often case with banking apps after 30 minutes and one minutes.

WABetainfo team added ” In our opinion introducing additional layer of security is important step toward enhancing user privacy and safeguarding personal data.”

The team did warn against downloading the current beta version which has causing the app to crash and recommend waiting for new feature to be rolled out to live version.

The update comes in wake of Whatsapp developing its Chat Lock feature which enable user to hid text in hidden folder that can be accessed by them. They can hide notification from those chats.

Whatsapp not only provides flexibility for user but reinforces the integrity of accounts against unauthorised access.

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