How to Enable “WhatsApp Unlock with Fingerprint” Feature on Android

Here’s a detailed guideline on how to set up the “Unlock with Fingerprint” option on your WhatsApp. With this being enabled, your chats are tightly secured from those busy body kinds of people who always want to read your chats.

I know that you always want a more secure way of hiding your chat from your crazy siblings, friends, or family members who’re fond of spying on your chats on WhatsApp whenever they are with your phone.

In this article, you will learn how to set up the “Unlock with fingerprint” feature, whereby they will be disappointed when next they try accessing your chat, and boom, they will see, “Unlock with Fingerprint”. However, since you were the person that set up your phone fingerprint and the Whatsapp fingerprint, you will be the only person that can access your Whatsapp personal chat because anytime you want to access it, you will have to use the Fingerprint sensor, and your app will open.

I can recall that when Whatsapp included some new feature for ios users like fingerprint unlocking, being able to read a new message without having to open that particular chat, viewing someone’s status Nicodemously (without the person knowing), the Android users felt bad as if they’d been left behind. On that note, WhatsApp felt pity for them and added the biometric locking and unlocking of the app so users can now secure their chats.

NOTE: If you have both the Fingerprint and pattern/password security option enabled for your app security, you can use any of them to unlock your Whatsapp where required.

How to Unlock and Lock WhatsApp with Fingerprint on Android

Before you think of enjoying this great feature, check if you are currently updated or outdated. That means you have to check if the Whatsapp version installed on your phone is the latest version of WhatsApp.

Anyways, If you’re unsure of the WhatsApp version you’re using, open up Google Play Store and check if there’s an update available for your WhatsApp. If there is, then update your WhatsApp. But if there isn’t, then you’re good to go.

After making sure and without a doubt that you have the latest version of WhatsApp, kindly follow the procedure below to know how to enable and disable fingerprint lock on WhatsApp now.

Step 1: Launch WhatsApp (open)

Step 2: Tap on the three dots at the top right side of your screen.

Step 3: Tap on the Settings tab.

Step 4: Tap on the Accounts tab.

Step 5: Tap on Privacy.

Step 6: Scroll down to the last option

Step 7: Tap on the Fingerprint lock

Step 8: Turn it on. After you turn it on, you will see the following options such as;

  • Immediately
  • After 1 minute
  • After 30 minutes

At this point, you are to a choice out of the above options. You will also be asked if you will want them to show content in the notification or not. Here, you also have to either turn it on or off if you don’t want it.

How to Disable Fingerprint Lock on WhatsApp

If you wish to disable the fingerprint lock on your WhatsApp based on any reason, then follow these steps to disable the “Unlocking with fingerprint” option on your android phone.

  1. Open WhatsApp on your Android phone and tap on the three (3) vertical dots (popularly known as More options)
  2. Next tap on Settings > Account > Privacy
  3. Scroll down and tap Fingerprint Lock
  4. Toggle off the Fingerprint Lock

WhatsApp Unlock with Fingerprint FAQ

How to lock WhatsApp on Android

Launch WhatsApp on your smartphone.

Select Settings by tapping the three dots in the top right corner of the screen.

Select Account.

Select Privacy.

Select Fingerprint Lock in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

On Android, how do I enable fingerprint access for apps?

On your Android smartphone, select the Settings icon, then select Lock screen and security.

Scroll down and select Screen lock type.

Add your fingerprint — follow the directions on your display and complete the wizard. You’ll be directed to raise and rest your finger on the home button a few times.

Conclusory Word

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