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Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by NaijaTechGuy(m): 10:46pm On Jan 11
Fingerprint security is finally coming to Whatsapp which means – no more snooping around on other people’s chats when the app isn’t open.
WhatsApp has been working round the clock to ensure you get the best out of it this year and while we expect to see lots of update in the future including the ads, the fingerprint security is almost here .



Whatsapp To Add Fingerprint Security

According to the WhatsApp beta update for Android, the company is said to be working on a new authentication feature which isn’t available globally yet as the feature is currently under development.

Once the Fingerprint feature is enabled , the app will be completely protected, so the you will need to authenticate your identity in order to open WhatsApp (from the app icon, from the notification or from external pickers).

It will protect the entire app, meaning you can’t use it to lock specific conversations for now.The company is also rumored to be working on implementing Face ID and Touch ID for iOS. There will be a section in the app where users can enable the fingerprint authentication feature.

Availability

This feature is in an alpha stage of development and it will be available in a few weeks for Android users Marshmallow and above, and iOS users.

WhatsApp Audio Picker

WhatsApp is also working to improve the audio picker that will allow users to see the list of all available audio files stored in your phone. The user will be able to play the audio before sending it, and it is also possible to select more audio files to send!

https://www.naijatechguy.com/2019/01/whatsapp-to-add-fingerprint-security.html

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Re: Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by Movic1(m): 10:59pm On Jan 11
Fingerprint Security Yowhatsapp user's have been using this feature since early 2018. Still under development for Normal WhatsApp shocked. Na wa o

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Re: Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by NaijaTechGuy(m): 11:16pm On Jan 11
Movic1:
Fingerprint Security Yowhatsapp user's have been using this feature since early 2018. Still under development for Normal WhatsApp shocked. Na wa o

I have every good reason to stick with the Normal WhatsApp and I would advice you do the same too. Modded apps are fun till you realize they have a backdoor.

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Re: Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by Vicboi1(m): 1:21am On Jan 12
We have been using this features on GB what'sapp mostly the anti delete messages and anti delete status so many features in GB what'sapp

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Re: Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by asuustrike1: 12:09pm On Jan 12
NaijaTechGuy:


I have every good reason to stick with the Normal WhatsApp and I would advice you do the same too. Modded apps are fun till you realize they have a backdoor.
How?
Re: Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by asuustrike1: 12:23pm On Jan 12
It seems the GBwhatsapp is giving WhatsApp headache
Re: Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by NaijaTechGuy(m): 1:10pm On Jan 12
asuustrike1:
It seems the GBwhatsapp is giving WhatsApp headache

How would a modded version of an app give whatsapp headache since they aren't earning money from the App directly yet.

Once ads come to whatsapp its very possible these modded versions would try to block the ads and whatsapp would have no choice than to end up banning those using them.

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Re: Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by NaijaTechGuy(m): 1:12pm On Jan 12
asuustrike1:

How?

The mod is a stripped down version of whatsapp then updated with new features. Do you trust that the developers of the modded version didn't add a backdoor to track messages. The last time I checked
modified apps aren't open source so we can't exactly say what goes on behind the scenes.

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Re: Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by asuustrike1: 1:19pm On Jan 12
NaijaTechGuy:


How would a modded version of an app give whatsapp headache since they aren't earning money from the App directly yet.

Once ads come to whatsapp its very possible these modded versions would try to block the ads and whatsapp would have no choice than to end up banning those using them.

Banning them will be difficult
Re: Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by raphieMontella: 1:22pm On Jan 12
this one go well
Re: Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by NaijaTechGuy(m): 4:32pm On Jan 12
asuustrike1:

Banning them will be difficult

It's easy all Whatsapp has to do is check the number of users on their server using an app id that isn't theirs and hit the ban button. You all probably don't have any alternative anyway

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Re: Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by tomiwa20(m): 6:07pm On Jan 12
asuustrike1:

Banning them will be difficult
It has been banned before, so it can be ban again.

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Re: Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by NaijaTechGuy(m): 6:14am On Jan 13
Lexusgs430:
All those relationships wey don scatter before now nko, due to spying pipu........

Next stop....... Facebook........

If you love to date multiple people, and use a smartphone that is not fingerprint enabled....... Time to upgrade........

Umidigi A3 would serve you nicely...... Only N28,900 via Jumia........

grin grin

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Re: Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by NaijaTechGuy(m): 7:02am On Jan 13
raphieMontella:
this one go well
Sure cheesy
Re: Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by Lexusgs430: 6:21am On Jan 14
Just download Aug launcher and lock individual apps........
Re: Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by seunfly: 6:48am On Jan 14
This is great.
Re: Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:10am On Jan 14
Technology is bae!

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Re: Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by Fash20: 7:10am On Jan 14
Re: Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by bettercreature(m): 7:11am On Jan 14
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Technology is bae!
Very bad move! You have no idea how precious your finger print is
Don’t try to use your finger print on any phone or any app
They should allow people to use traditional password not finger print.

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Re: Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by OhiOfIhima: 7:12am On Jan 14
Nice move though

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Re: Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by tstx(m): 7:12am On Jan 14
I don add am already
Re: Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by Offpoint: 7:13am On Jan 14
There's no way my wife or girlfriend enabling that feature. The day you enable it, that we end everything we had.

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Re: Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by firstolalekan(m): 7:15am On Jan 14
grin

Story!


I go still hack am to spy on my girlfriend's chat activities.


If na to cut finger, I go do am grin

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Re: Whatsapp Planning To Add Fingerprint Security To Prevent Unwarranted Access by Enoch07(m): 7:16am On Jan 14
Good

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