People often use WhatsApp Web to keep using WhatsApp on their PC without having to check their smartphones for all incoming messages. In an attempt to make the overall process more secure, WhatsApp is working to add fingerprint authentication whenever you create new WhatsApp Web sessions.
Ever since WhatsApp launched WhatsApp Web, several malicious actors have managed to access one’s personal WhatsApp chats by using the WhatsApp web feature. Although WhatsApp shows a notification when there is an active WhatsApp web session, some users may not notice it. With this fingerprint authentication method, users can rest assured that their WhatsApp Web will not be compromised in case their phone is with others for a brief period.
📝 WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168: what’s new?
• Bug fixes for your recently used emojis.
• Confirm the creation of a new WhatsApp Web session using your fingerprint, under development! 😍https://t.co/WHYk9nkcof
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) September 16, 2020