WhatsApp’s fingerprint unlock feature is finally coming to Android

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WhatsApp is rolling out a fingerprint unlock feature for Android users similar to the Face and Touch ID lock it launched on iPhones a few months ago.

WhatsApp feature leaker WABetaInfo on Tuesday revealed that the company is currently testing the feature in beta for smartphones that run Android 6.0 Marshmallow (or newer) and include a fingerprint sensor.

After selecting “unlock with fingerprint” in settings, Android users will soon be able to prevent access to WhatsApp from all but their own fingerprint.

Screenshots from WABetaInfo show that you will still be able to answer calls with the fingerprint unlock feature enabled.

To try out the feature, users must update to version 2.19.221 of the WhatsApp Android beta.

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