The rumour making the rounds is that Fingerprint security is now being programmed into one of the world’s leading social apps, Whatsapp, a pointer to increased privacy for the whatsapp user.
It’s also important to note that Whatsapp team is working closely to bring the ads feature into the app as well.
According to the WhatsApp beta update for Android, the company is said to be working on a new authentication feature which isn’t available globally yet as the feature is currently under development.
Once the Fingerprint feature is enabled , the app will be completely protected, so the you will need to authenticate your identity in order to open WhatsApp (from the app icon, from the notification or from external pickers).
It will protect the entire app, meaning you can’t use it to lock specific conversations for now.The company is also rumored to be working on implementing Face ID and Touch ID for iOS. There will be a section in the app where users can enable the fingerprint authentication feature.
This feature is in an alpha stage of development and it will be available in a few weeks for Android users Marshmallow and above, and iOS users.
WhatsApp Audio Picker
WhatsApp is also working to improve the audio picker that will allow users to see the list of all available audio files stored in your phone. The user will be able to play the audio before sending it, and it is also possible to select more audio files to send!