How to use fingerprint security lock in Whatsapp for Whatsapp privacy–

Whatsapp has launched a new security feature fingerprint lock in Whatsapp for its users. Due to this feature Whatsapp users can use their fingerprints to unlock the chats. This will enable more security to the pictures and videos shared as well. Only you will be able to access your Whatsapp.

What is Whatsapp–

Whatsapp messenger or we can say Whatsapp, is an American freeware owned by Facebook. Users use this to send and receive text messages, photos, videos etc. Whatsapp application simply runs on mobile devices as well as computer desktops as Whatsapp web.

This client application was created by Whatsapp Inc of Mountain View, California. This was acquired by Facebook in February 2014.

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If you are wondering how to enable this latest Fingerprint lock in Whatsapp, please follow these steps–

  • Open Your Whatsapp.
  • Go to 3 Dots on right top corner.
  • Tap on settings.
  • click on Accounts.
  • Select Privacy.
  • Scroll down to fingerprint lock and tap on it.
  • Turn on “Unlock with fingerprint sensor”.
  • Once you do,it will ask you to “confirm fingerprint”.
  • Select time to lock your Whatsapp automatically.

1) Open Your Whatsapp–

First, open your whatsapp on your android phone.

2) Tap on 3 dots–

Tap on 3 dots on top right corner of Whatsapp. Here you can access more options. There is an option ” Settings”.

3) Click on settings–

From tapping on 3 dots , you find settings option.Click on that.

Whatsapp fingerprint lock feature

4) Go to Account–

Select the Account option .

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5) Select privacy–

Click on privacy.

Whatsapp privacy settings

6) Tap on fingerprint lock–

Scroll down to fingerprint lock and tap on it .

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7) Turn on Unlock with fingerprint sensor–

Go to “Unlock with fingerprint sensor” and turn it on.

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8) Confirm fingerprint–

When you turn on the sensor, it will ask you to ” confirm fingerprint”.

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9) Timer setting–

Now it will provide you 3 timing options . These option are to choose when you want your Whatsapp to be locked automatically. Options are- Immediately , after 1 minute, after 30 minutes. You can choose any one of them according to your need.

The most secure is ” immediately” option. But the drawback with this option is, if you are receiving messages frequently, you may have to use your fingerprint to unlock your Whatsapp too often. So it is better to go with “After 1 minute” option.

How to enable Whatsapp fingerprint lock feature in iOS

Error Notification ? Don’t worry —

There can be some errors while activating this fingerprint lock in Whatsapp. If you see the error -“To use this feature,you will need to set up your fingerprint on your phone first“.

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This error means, you have not activated your phone security setting on “fingerprint unlock“. Means you are unlocking you phone by entering “Pin” or drawing “Pattern“. So first set fingerprint unlock as security system to lock/unlock your phone.

To overcome this problem, go to settings on you phone > security setting > Phone unlock method > Enable fingerprint unlock . When your phone will be set on fingerprint unlock setting , Whatsapp fingerprint lock feature can be activated.

Whatsapp fingerprint not working–

The second error can be that you do not see the fingerprint lock feature on Whatsapp. This may be because you are still using an older version of Whatsapp and have not updated it. You need to update your old version of Whatsapp. But if after updating you are unable to find it out, please backup your chat history and reinstall Whatsapp.

Even after re installation of Whatsapp new version, you are still unable to use it, it may be because your phone is not supporting this feature this time. You have to wait till Whatsapp enable this feature for your mobile model you are using.

How to setup fingerprint lock on Whatsapp for iOS / iPhone–

Whatsapp for iOS allows user to use its unlock method as either ” Require face ID ” or ” Require Touch ID”. It totally depends upon which mobile model you are using. But don’t worry, the setup process is same for both .

  • Open your Whatsapp.
  • Go to setting.
  • Click on Account.
  • Select Privacy.
  • Tap on ” screen lock ” .
  • Now you see ” Require face ID/ Require touch Id button .
  • Toggle on or off that button .

At the end, you will find the time limit option to re lock your Whatsapp. Choose among- “Immediately, after 1 min, after 15 min, after 1 hour” .Once you choose a time limit, you have to provide the fingerprint ID or face scan to unlock the app.

If you are unable to activate this feature on iPhone, I am providing you a You tube video link. You can check this link to understand this process step by step.

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How to disable fingerprint lock on Whatsapp for Android-

  • Open Whatsapp
  • Tap on 3 dots on right top corner
  • Go to settings
  • Tap on account
  • Click on privacy
  • Go to fingerprint lock
  • Off the sensor

How to disable Touch ID on Whatsapp on iPhone–

If you need further help to know how to disable Touch ID on iPhones, please check the below video.

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How can I bypass Whatsapp fingerprint lock–

To bypass the fingerprint lock on Whatsapp, delete the fingerprint registered on your mobile phone. But for it, you must know the unlock PIN or PATTERN that all android phones require before fingerprint registration.

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Be motivated · June 6, 2020 at 11:21 pm

Great writing. Great blog. So clear. To the point. Very helpful.

    Navneet · June 17, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    Good informative blog

Financer · June 16, 2020 at 10:23 pm

Yay. I activated on my fone too.

sk · June 17, 2020 at 10:22 pm

oh wow. never knew this.

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