WhatsApp Android app will get face unlock for better security

WhatsApp will soon roll out face unlock security option for the Android app. The feature is at present available on iPhone and is missing on Android. A report by WABetaInfo says that the app has submitted the update via the beta program of Google Play. WhatsApp has the fingerprint biometric security option for Android at present.

The official release date has not been revealed yet but the feature is expected to rol out soon. Once it is released, users will get the option to use the face unlock option of Android for WhatsApp chat. The feature is device centric. In case if a user changes his or her phone, they will have to turn on the face unlock option to use the feature again. The feature is almost same like the fingerprint biometric lock and users should not get confused with WhatsApp pin.

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WhatsApp has now also allowed users to mute contacts and groups forever. Usually, users had the option to mute someone or a group for up to a year. Now, they can mute someone or a group forever and forget about it.

Users can also check the mute notification settings and check the mute notifications to “Always”. If they choose “Always”, they would not get disturbed by the WhatsApp chat. The app has also rolled out a new user interface which includes storage section with new tools. It would help users to see the content occupying the storage and it will be shown under the section of large files. Also, a new section of forwarded files will be there that would help users to see and segregate the unnecessary files from the storage of the app.