WhatsApp to add face unlock support on Android

WhatsApp prepares to add face unlock support for Android

And if you're one of those who are unhappy about the fact that you can not unlock your WhatsApp using your face, there is some good news for you.

Whatsapp has been getting an abundance of updates lately, ensuring the app stays the number one messaging platform in the world.

WhatsApp Business will soon be rolling out a new feature to let users shop for goods and services right from the chat window.

Facebook-owned messaging application WhatsApp was testing the "Always Mute" feature for quite a long time.


WhatsApp wants to bring the app's version to 2.20.203.3 for Android. It was firstly spotter on the Betas, in the earlier versions. With this feature, Android users can easily lock and unlock the app. What was made available to iOS users months ago is now finally going to be brought over to Android users too. In the feature, you can now lock your chats with fingerprint or face unlock.

According to WABetainfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp in Beta, the feature will be very helpful specifically for Pixel 4 users as the device comes without a fingerprint sensor and only supports facial recognition.

The feature is now in the developmental phase, meaning you might have to wait a while before the company makes the feature available for everyone.

This new setting will be based on the BiometricPrompt API of Android. The moment you change your phone, you will have to turn on "face unlock" on the new phone to use the feature. One of the features - Join Missed Calls - is meant to allow users to join a group call mid-way if they happen to miss it initially. However, the feature is not ready yet, so we can't tell you when the feature will be available.

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