Whatsapp will now have a fingerprint lock sensor for Android, announced the app in its blog on Thursday.
Through this, the Facebook-owned company will finally be able to enjoy biometric authentication to the Android app, with iPhone users accessing both Touch ID and Face ID since February 2019.
For Android users, Whatsapp will be able to lock automatically and unlock with their fingerprint.
Users can choose how much time the app will automatically lock for, from immediately after closing, after 1 minute, and after 30 minutes. Users can also choose if the content of their messages will be visible in notifications along with the sender of the message.
Calls can still be answered when the app is locked.