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WhatsApp has updated its Android Beta app. Now the Whatsapp version has been 2.19.83. After the update, this messaging app has got a glimpse of the new Authentication feature. The company has been working on this feature for a long time. But after the latest updates, it is clear that WhatsApp has achieved success.

Beta tracker WABetaInfo shared some screenshots from the latest update. It shows how the authentication feature can be enabled through settings. Apart from this, new interfaces have also been noticed. Regrettably, this feature is not active in the default. This means that it will not work for beta users right now.

Say WABetaInfoWith the help of the authentication feature, WhatsApp users will be able to lock their account and it would be done via a fingerprint sensor.

This feature can be activated by going to Settings> Account> Privacy> Use Fingerprint to Unlock. Once you enable this feature Whatsapp will register your fingerprint. After this, the users will be asked that when you want to lock the app that is you want to lock the app immediately, or after 1 minute, or 10 minutes, or 30 minutes later.

Users will also see a sign which will indicate that the user needs to unlock the phone by fingerprint authentication and show an error if the app is not unlocked after multiple tries.

However, this feature is not yet enabled. Since it is the beta version you won’t be able to see it even if you have the latest Beta version 2.19.83.

It is worth noting that iPhone users are already able to use this feature on their WhatsApp. In addition to the fingerprint authentication on WhatsAppSpace iOS app, there is a facility to unlock the app through Face ID based on Touch ID and Facel Recognition.

On the other hand, preparations for launching the dark mode on WhatsApp are also underway. The thumbnail is also found on the beta application. Recently it was also known that the new forwarding feature is also underway on Whatsapp.

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