WhatsApp is a free to download messenger application for smartphones. WhatsApp use the internet to send the messages, images, audios and videos. The current world is narrowed into WhatsApp. Now it has more than 1 billion active customers worldwide, which means 1/8 people around the world have WhatsApp application. It is a giant leap in the world of technology and social media. The fingerprint authentication can be calculated as a great leap towards a better experience and security priority in internet world. For using this authentication of fingerprint technology, we should be well aware of that our operating system version supports the fingerprint scanner or not.
The fingerprint scanner was introduced by iOS from the series of iPhone 5S. Since, in every iPhone version the fingerprint technology was upgraded much more. But, the authentication of WhatsApp fingerprint technology starts from the iOS 8.0 and upgraded version, which means who all have the version of iOS 8.0 and having the latest WhatsApp iOS version can enable this fingerprint technology for WhatsApp application.
Now let’s check how to use this WhatsApp fingerprint authentication technology :
The latest update of WhatsApp 2.19.20 enables the biometric fingerprint access. This authentication is completely for the WhatsApp application and not for the individual chattings. Once you access in to the WhatsApp via fingerprint, we can reply to the message and answer call without any biometric authentication. The latest technology does not lock your WhatsApp chat on individual basis.
The steps are:
- Update the latest WhatsApp version.
- Open the WhatsApp
- Settings > account > privacy > fingerprint lock.
Thus, the fingerprint lock is enabled. We can also give time for the biometric authentication renewing by 10,15,30 min etc. Actually this is an inbuilt process and technology which is given by the WhatsApp in its new version to the iOS users.
Dev are many other options also for fingerprint authentication in WhatsApp which can be enabled from iPhone 5 series to above up gradation. Actually from iPhone 5S series, the fingerprint authentication is enabled by the Apple. Thus, we can use this feature via third party applications. Let’s check on it
This is one of the world famous application for the privacy and security. We cannot start the list without mentioning AppLocker first. It provides you a solution for locking the iOS application. In this we can use password, pattern and fingerprint authentication for accessing to each application. So we can use this to lock the WhatsApp in iOS devices which support for iOS 9 and up to iPhone 6 plus.
It is a most friendly application with default security features that Apple provided. It has an initial ability to lock application, settings and switching on your iPhone using touch id. It is also one of the most question application. In this you can use your fingerprint to secure any application like WhatsApp. It has been recommended by the most of the iPhone users worldwide.
It is a powerful application having an advantage of supporting the latest jailbroken firmware which is iOS 10.2. besides that I protect provide essential locking features a securing your app, contact, photos, folders and more. You can also switch between password and touch id easily.
It is a new version of application which has been launched latestly. Bioprotect of additional features besides locking your applications. Like all, in this you can prevent anyone from turning off your phone without your permission. This is a very good application with a good guideline thank you
All this applications are very good in the processing of fingerprint authentication. But still, we should ensure the trust and authenticity of these applications, try to find more about this applications and read its terms and conditions, privacy protocol and later use it.
Bottom Line –
The fingerprint authentication for WhatsApp in IOS is a leap feature. It ensures us the privacy. The latest version of WhatsApp has the inbuilt fingerprint authentication. We can use it or by manual downloading the third party application we can easily answer this.