WhatsApp will bring biometric lock, join missed call feature and more

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WhatsApp is busy improving the current Fingerprint Lock feature for Android users. Here’s what you need to know about the Biometric Lock.

WhatsApp is been improving the current Fingerprint Lock feature for Android users. But that feature won’t work if your device doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor.

As reported by WA Beta Info, the WhatsApp Biometric Lock feature is reliant on the fingerprint. Even if your phone has a Face Recognition system but no fingerprint sensor, it still won’t work.

As per a screenshot shared by the WA Beta team, the WhatsApp Biometric Lock feature will, when enabled, require our fingerprint, face or “other unique identifiers” to open the Facebook-owned messaging app.

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“Actually there is no way to open WhatsApp if the fingerprint sensor isn’t able to identify you, but more ways will be available from the OS in this case.”

In the screenshots shared by Wabetainfo, users can choose when they want WhatsApp to automatically lock the app. Both the features are currently under development and they were spotted in the latest Android beta update.

Earlier, it was reported that working to make voice and video calls possible on the web version of the app. As per Wabetainfo, the WhatsApp web will soon get a video and voice call feature. The feature is currently under development and will be rolled out later in the future. “We have already announced that WhatsApp was working on Calls. Today we are happy to announce new details, provided from the WhatsApp Web 2.2043.7 update! WhatsApp is considering the idea to offer Voice and Video Calls (Read more) in the next few weeks, even if the development is in a beta-stage,” the report by Wabetainfo read.

What’s new in WhatsApp:

WhatsApp will bring voice and video calls on WhatsApp web

You can now mute WhatsApp chat forever



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