Undoubtedly, WhatsApp on Android is the most popular instant messaging application available for free. It comes with many functions, and the WhatsApp team frequently updates the application with many new features and improvements. WhatsApp 2.19.311 Beta launched yesterday to bring the fingerprint unlock feature to the Android version of the app.
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With more than 1.5 billion worldwide users, WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging app in the world. It earned its popularity thanks to the many features that it comes with, including the following:
- Free to use – WhatsApp is entirely free, no matter what you do — send messages, video or voice calls, share files, and so on.
- Group chats – The app also allows users to join groups and have better group chats experience in comparison with other similar messaging applications on Android.
- No charges for international calls – You can quickly call people on WhatsApp, no matter where they reside, without any costs.
- No more PINs and passwords – It’s straightforward to set up an account on WhatsApp, and once you have done it, you won’t need to introduce passwords or PINs.
- Many more feats – WhatsApp also allows users to set up privacy options, such as two-factor authentication and more
WhatsApp 2.19.311 Beta Launched To Bring Fingerprint Unlock To The Android Version
The iOS version of WhatsApp has introduced fingerprint unlock for some time now, and the WhatsApp team has thought that it is an excellent feature to bring on the Android variant, too, thanks to the popularity of Android smartphones with fingerprint scanners.
According to the WhatsApp 2.19.311 Beta release notes, “you can now require a fingerprint to unlock WhatsApp. Tap Settings -> Account -> Privacy -> Fingerprint lock and enable Unlock with fingerprint.”
The new WhatsApp 2.19.311 Beta for Android is available via the Beta program of WhatsApp. You have to signup to join the program and test Beta versions of WhatsApp that usually come with new features and functions.