WhatsApp on Android will feature a password and biometric app lock

Previously, it was only for biometrics. The WABetaInfo portal reported the appearance of a new feature in the beta version of WhatsApp for Android under number The messenger now has the ability to block an application not only by biometrics, but also by password. DiscussWhatsApp on Android will have an application blocked by password and biometrics© Eyestetix Studio/Unsplash

Previously, users were not given such a choice. You can now lock an app using your fingerprint, facial recognition, or password.

The new feature will make it easier to lock the app for users whose devices do not support biometrics, or who prefer other security methods.

When In this case, researchers from WABetaInfo recommended not to install the current beta version yet, because there are frequent complaints about crashes in the test application for no apparent reason.