WhatsApp released fingerprint lock feature for Android: How to set up

WhatsApp has launched the fingerprint lock option for Android phones. The new feature allows users to lock the app via fingerprint sensors and we tell you how to set it up.

WhatsApp released fingerprint lock feature for Android: How to set up


  • WhatsApp users now use a fingerprint lock for unlocking the app in Android.
  • The feature has available on iPhones for a long time.

Whatsapp is the most popular app on Android right now. People exchange photos, videos, chats, jokes, information and a lot more important stuff on the messenger app. WhatsApp to let people secure their texts with biometric verification systems. And after testing it for a long time, the feature is finally released for Android phones.

WhatsApp on Android is now letting users lock the app with the help of the fingerprint sensor on their phones. Most of the people already have been doing it for some years with the help of third-party app lockers, but WhatsApp is now given the feature in the App. Users have to go into the settings to activate it and use their phone’s fingerprint sensor to secure the WhatsApp.

If you have WhatsApp on your Android device, you should enable it immediately to secure your chats. If you Want to know how to activate, here’s a step-by-step guide to doing it quickly.

Tip: It’s so easy. You can activate it with two or three clicks.

How to activate fingerprint on Android to unlock Whatsapp

–Before you begin, you should ensure two things. Firstly, you should update your WhatsApp app to the latest version from the Google Play Store. Secondly, your phone should have registered fingerprints for unlocking via the fingerprint sensor.

–After completing the previous steps, open the WhatsApp app on your phone and tap on the ‘three-dot menu’ on the top-right corner. Then head over to Settings. Check-in Screenshot 1.

whatsapp setting

–Under Settings, go to Account. Tap on Account to open it.

Account in setting

— Under the Privacy section, you will find the Fingerprint Lock option. Tap on it to open the option.

privacy setting

–Switch on the toggle ‘Unlock with Fingerprint’

unlock with fingerprint turn on

–The phone might ask you to input your fingerprint once.

asking for fingerprint

–If you want to change the time limit for WhatsApp to lock the app after you exit, you can do so from the same option. You can choose the app to lock it be default immediately or you can choose time limits of at least 1 minute or at most 30 minutes after you exit from the app.

fingerprint unlock time set

After doing that, your WhatsApp is now protected with the fingerprint sensor like this.

protected with fingerprint


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