WhatsApp Beta hints a new feature on its way to Android

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The latest WhatsApp Beta update will bring a new feature to Android devices. This new feature is Authentication. This feature allows you to lock the app with your fingerprints.

Days are gone when we need to rely on third-party apps to lock our WhatsApp for hiding chats. Now WA has decided to bring this feature to the app itself.  However, this feature is currently unavailable. That means it is under development phase right now.

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The news comes straight from WABetaInfo, the fan page that reports Beta features of WhatsApp. According to them, before this feature goes live, the devs have to improve this feature. This feature came after WhatsApp developed Face ID authentication in the iOS app, but is currently unavailable yet. This feature still works on progress.

According to WABetaInfo, once you enable this feature, the app will ask you to authenticate yourself, even if you are trying to read messages from notifications. This feature will not only protect single chats, but also the entire app.

The WhatsApp Beta app is currently updated to version 2.19.3. Starting from 2.19.1, WA also included a new UI for audio picker as well. The new audio picker also pics up all the audio present in your device.

Source: WABetaInfo

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