WhatsApp Web could soon welcome fingerprint security

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Per WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is looking to add a fingerprint security feature. This will quite obviously add an extra layer of security to the chat app—a much needed functionality these days.

The fingerprint security feature allows you to confirm the creation of a new WhatsApp Web session by simply using your fingerprint. The functionality according to the reliable tech blogger, is still under development.

No date has been confirmed for the release of the feature, but it could be available in the near feature. Of course, you can access the upcoming feature on the Play Store if you are a part of the WhatsApp beta program. If you do not see the update on the Play Store, then a refresh could do the magic.

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In other WhatsApp news, the Facebook-owned app is intensifying plans to add the ability to grant users access to login with multiple devices. Recall that this is one key area users have been harping on for a while; and just a couple of weeks ago, WABetaInfo posted several screenshots about the upcoming feature on his blog.

WhatsApp chat app recently released its latest beta updates including multi-device logins. Since the multi-device login has entered the beta state, it means we might be approaching a full release in the coming weeks or thereabout depending on how everything went.

Multiple device support appears to be one of the most requested features from users. WhatsApp, however, is taking its time in developing it being a highly technical functionality that requires time. So, while most of us would want to see this feature rolled out or added to the chat app, things might not happen almost immediately.

WhatsApp is “working on the possibility to use the same account on multiple accounts;” four as a matter of fact. Already, an interface is already being developed on the Android version of the app as well as the iOS version.

When you want to use WhatsApp on a second device, all you need to do is to copy the chat history. This, however, would require that you connect to a Wi-Fi since a large amount of your data would be needed. Once you have connected to a Wi-Fi, the login process will then begin.

Following months of testing, dark mode was finally made available to all users on both iOS and Android by WhatsApp last March. Speculations surrounding the dark mode were on for months with millions of people expecting the feature to become available even before the end of 2019. It is not like dark mode is a new technology—major apps including Facebook Messenger [WhatsApp’s sister app], and a host of others have welcomed it in the recent past.

Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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