WhatsApp added a Fingerprint Lock feature to add more security to Android devices. Users will first have to turn on the feature in their settings, and from there, users can confirm a fingerprint. It's clear that WhatsApp is prioritizing security features for its platform -- recently, WhatsApp added Touch ID and Face ID for iOS users. However, WhatsApp has not indicated if or when it will bring Touch ID and Face ID capabilities to Android devices.
As more and more messaging platforms are emerging, WhatsApp is positioning itself as a more secure, privacy-centric platform. New security features like the Fingerprint Lock could entice more users to choose WhatsApp over other similar platforms. The added security of fingerprints will also make the information on a person's device more secure.
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