How to Enable Fingerprint Lock on WhatsApp on Android

We all are very concerned about privacy and security issues with our phones nowadays. So, keeping that in mind Facebook-owned WhatsApp has now updated it with a fingerprint unlock function. The Fingerprint Lock is considered as one of the most secure ways to keep your things intact and protected. It is the most demanded feature also in the tech industry. Now you can lock your WhatsApp with an option to unlock it with your fingerprint. While some phones already have options to lock apps with a fingerprint but many don't, and using pattern is a bit less secure because if anyone gets a glimpse of it then they can also use it to unlock your favorite apps but not with a fingerprint.

It is very easy to set up your WhatsApp to use fingerprint lock, let's see the steps one by one of how to use fingerprint lock on WhatsApp-

Step 1:The first step is to go to the Play store and update your WhatsApp app to the latest version. If your app is already updated then go to 2nd step.

Step 2:Open WhatsApp and click on the 3 dots at the top-left corner. You will see a list, and at the bottom, you will find 'Settings', tap on it.

Step 3:After opening 'Settings', you will see the screen shown below, tap on 'Accounts'.

Step 4:In the screen opened, tap on 'Privacy'.

Step 5:You will see a screen showing your privacy settings for 'status', 'last seen', 'profile photo', etc. Scroll down to the bottom, you will see 'Fingerprint lock'. It right now shows 'Disabled' because the Fingerprint is not set up till now, Tap on it.

Step 6:You will see a screen like shown below, tap on 'Unlock with fingerprint', then you will be asked to give your fingerprint using the fingerprint sensor.

Step 7:After confirming your fingerprint, WhatsApp will ask you to set up the time to automatically lock your WhatsApp again after closing the app. You will get options like 'Immediately', After 1 minute' and 'After 30 minutes'. Look at the screenshot below to see the options and choose one according to your needs.

Step 8:You have set up your WhatsApp for Fingerprint lock, now just come out of the settings and enjoy with your friends on WhatsApp without worrying much about security.

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