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WhatsApp for Android is getting this killer upgrade

WhatsApp on Android phones will soon let you unlock the app with facial recognition as well as with a fingerprint.

WABetaInfo has shared details of this feature after examining the newly released beta v2.20.203.3. Although already present on the iOS version of WhatsApp, working with both Face ID and Touch ID, the current live Android version of WhatsApp can only secure itself with a fingerprint.

You can’t use the feature yet, even if you download the beta, but the presence of the menus in this version suggests that there will be a usable version soon.

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You are already able to secure WhatsApp with a fingerprint, and that option remains. However the feature has been renamed from Fingerprint Lock to Biometric Lock in order to reflect the wider variety of options. It will work even if you have only facial recognition enabled without a registered fingerprint.

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