At the moment, all you need to access WhatsApp Web is to scan a QR code with the phone you’re running WhatsApp with. Now, the company might want to take care of users’ privacy by adding another layer of security via biometric scanning support.
WABetaInfo discovered the app’s submission to the Google Play Beta Program. The messaging platform is going to receive a security update that will bring fingerprint authentication for WhatsApp Web. That means one would have to scan their fingerprint on their phone to initiate the web session of their PC. It also featured a screenshot of the security feature in action:
This feature is under development and it will be available in a future update.
Unfortunately, finer details regarding this security update are currently unknown. It is also unclear whether the finger authentication system is going to replace the current feature that requires scanning QR code to initiate web sessions. However, any addition or focus toward privacy is always a plus point for the consumer, as it prevents others from creating new web sessions without the knowledge of users. So stay tuned for more updates about this upcoming feature.
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Prepared by: Celine C.