Mumbai : WhatsApp is the most used instant messaging app. The company keeps offering new features in it continuously. Now a new feature is about to come for Android.
The app lock feature has already been given in WhatsApp. Fingerprint unlock for Android, while Face Unlock is also provided for iPhones with face ID.
According to a report by WABetainfo, WhatsApp is going to replace fingerprint lock with biometric lock from Android interface in the coming time.
WABetainfo has also shared screenshots where the option of Biometric Lock can be seen. From this, it is now being estimated that the company will release the Face Unlock feature for Android as well.
The new feature also states that Unlock Biometric will be able to open WhatsApp through fingerprints, faces and other unique identifiers. It is also written here that even when WhatsApp will be locked, you will be able to answer calls.
There are three options inside the Biometric Lock – Immediately, After 1 minutes and After 30 minutes. Any one of these can be selected so that after this duration you will need biometric authentication to open WhatsApp.
It is worth noting that now most of the Android smartphone makers offer Android based face unlock feature which is front camera based. That is, like iPhone face ID, dedicated sensors are not installed for this.
In this situation, it is often difficult to trust that much on the face unlock of Android. However, this feature is currently under testing and in the coming few years, the company can release it with the final build.