Step-By-Step – How to Enable Fingerprint Lock in WhatsApp


ingerprint lock verification is the new security measure for Android Users. Recently WhatsApp has launched this feature for the public users. Now with the latest edition the WhatsApp users can lock/unlock the WhatsApp. This can be very useful to protect the whatsapp messages protect from reading by other people. This feature was earlier available to the iPhone users. Now WhatsApp also started to offer the FaceID based verification with their latest edition of the iPhones. This is clearly visible that WhatsApp started taking the security concerns really seriously. Earlier they had launched the two step verification for the added security measurement to the users.

You have to update to the latest edition to get the fingerprint lock feature. Here’s the step-by-step process to enable the latest WhatsApp feature of Fingerprint lock.

7 Steps to Enable Fingerprint Lock

Step 1: Open The WhatsApp, Open the “Settings” Option.

Step 2: Choose the Option “Account”. Next tap on the Section “Privacy”.

Step 3: Now, you scroll down to the Fingerprint Lock.

Step 4: You can see the toggle button and enable the fingerprint lock.

Step 5: Now you can do the identity by using your installed fingerprint.

Step 6: Then choose the option “automatically lock” between ‘immediately or after 1 minute or after 30 minutes’.

Step 7: Now you toggle on the button next to choose notification preview.

Key things to know

Even if you’ve locked your WhatsApp with the fingerprint sensor, you can use the WhatsApp for other video and audio calls.

Other Security Measurements

There is another option to make your WhatsApp more secure, you can enable two-step verification. To use the feature, here’s what you need to do.

Step 1: Open in-app “Settings

Step 2: Tap on Account

Step 3: Enable two-step verification