How to block WhatsApp chats with your fingerprint

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In Spain it is rare to see a mobile that does not have the WhatsApp application installed. Only this service has been the cause that many people went from having a conventional mobile to a smartphone.

One of the reasons why this service is so widely used is its simplicity, although in recent years it has become a bit more complex.

But it can also boast of being one of the most secure, at least at the engineering level since it uses end-to-end encryption in chats. But if we care about privacy, we may want to activate the fingerprint unlocking of this application, something that has been in the testing phase for a few months.

How to block WhatsApp chats

For this we must have installed the version of WhatsApp that allows it. If the one you have from the Google Play Store does not yet have the option, you can sign up for the trial version. Once you have the correct version we have to follow these steps:

We open the application.

How to block WhatsApp chats with your fingerprint

Click on the icon three points in the upper right. We select Settings and from there we go to Account.

How to block WhatsApp chats with your fingerprint

Within that section we click on the word Privacy and we go to the last option, called Fingerprint lock.

When we enter and activate the option, we will be asked to put the fingerprint to verify that it is the same one we have on the mobile.

How to block WhatsApp chats with your fingerprint

We will have the possibility that the application is blocked automatically when closed, after a minute or after half an hour. In this way we can choose the option that is most convenient for us.

In addition, we can prevent notifications from being displayed in other parts of the system if we have this security measure activated.

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