Latest WhatsApp beta for Android adds fingerprint authentication feature

If you are enrolled in the WhatsApp beta program, you can now secure all your chats with the Fingerprint lock feature. WhatsApp had rolled out the authentication feature to iOS beta users roughly six months back. After more than six months, the feature has finally been made available for Android beta users today. What you need to know

The latest WhatsApp beta for Android adds support for fingerprint locking. As spotted by the folks over at WABetaInfo, the Fingerprint lock feature will allow WhatsApp beta users on Android to open the app using the fingerprint sensor on their phone. Even with the Fingerprint lock feature enabled, you can still reply to messages from the notifications shade and answer WhatsApp calls. Similar to the Authentication feature on iOS, users can still reply to messages from the notifications shade and answer ca… In February this year, WhatsApp had rolled out the Authentication feature for iOS beta users, making it possible to use Touch ID to unlock the app.