WhatsApp Rolls Out Face and Fingerprint Unlock For WhatsApp Web, Desktop


WhatsApp is rolling out a new security feature for WhatsApp Web and Desktop, face and fingerprint unlock when linking devices.

In a tweet, WhatsApp assured users of their data security, saying that it will not be vissible to the company.

“WhatsApp does not see your face or fingerprint data. The authentication is handled by your device’s operating system using the biometrics stored there. WhatsApp can’t access the biometric information stored by your device’s operating system,” the app owned by Facebook said.

How to log in or out

Log in

To log in to WhatsApp on WhatsApp Web, WhatsApp Desktop, or Portal, you need to use your phone to scan the QR code.

  1. Open WhatsApp on your phone.
    • Android: Tap More options.
    • iPhone: Go to WhatsApp Settings.
  2. Tap WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp Web/Desktop.
    • Android: Tap LINK A DEVICE. Follow the on-screen instructions if your device has biometric authentication.
    • iPhone: Tap Link a Device > OK. On iOS 14 and above, use Touch ID or Face ID to unlock.
  3. Select the checkbox next to Keep me signed in on the QR screen on your computer or Portal to stay logged in on this device.
  4. Use your phone to scan the QR code on your computer or Portal.
  5. If prompted, tap or select Done.

Log out

You can log out of WhatsApp Web, WhatsApp Desktop, or Portal device from your phone or computer.

Log out from your computer or Portal
  1. Open WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp Desktop.
  2. Click Menu above your chats list > Log out.
Log out from your phone
  1. Open WhatsApp on your phone.
    • Android: Tap More options > WhatsApp Web.
    • iPhone: Go to WhatsApp Settings > tap WhatsApp Web/Desktop.
  2. Tap a device.
  3. Tap LOG OUT.

Source: WhatsApp

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