Its Android beta app has been updated by WhatsApp to version 2.19.83 and hints of a new Authentication feature to be in progress. The firm has been functioning on getting this feature for a while now and the most recent update displays that WhatsApp has made loads of development. WABetaInfo, the Beta tracker, has shared screenshots displaying how the Authentication feature can be activated in Settings and how the interface would appear like. Alas, this feature is deactivated by default, thus it won’t function for beta users at the moment. It stays uncertain when WhatsApp intends to launch it for the users of the stable version.
The tracker states that the Authentication feature will enable users of WhatsApp to lock their account and then unlock it through a fingerprint sensor. To enable this feature, head to Settings → Account → Privacy → Use Fingerprint to Unlock. After it is activated, WhatsApp will log your fingerprint and then solicit if you wish to lock the app immediately (after exiting the application)/after 1 Min/after 10 Min/or after 30 Min.
WhatsApp will display a sign notifying users that they require to unlock the application utilizing fingerprint verification. It will prompt an error if the application isn’t unlocked following several attempts. This feature should launch for beta users in the upcoming updates. Remarkably, this feature is already present in the iOS app’s stable version for the iPhone users, and besides fingerprint authentication through Touch ID, they are also provided with facial recognition through Face ID.
On a similar note, WhatsApp is also said to be functioning on Dark Mode and was speckled in one of the latest beta updates. Nevertheless, there is no hint on when the WhatsApp Dark Mode will be getting to the steady variant. Latest beta versions also a tip-off that WhatsApp is functioning on new forwarding features too.