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Biometric Data Authentication Coming to WhatsApp Web

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WhatsApp has created a new layer of security for consumers using the web and desktop version. This feature, which will be used on smartphones that can authenticate with biometric data, requires authentication when logging on to another device. WhatsApp’s new feature will reach all users within a few weeks.

Recently, on the agenda only due to the “Privacy Principles” decision WhatsApp, this time announced that it has prepared a feature that cares about user safety. This feature, which concerns consumers who use their WhatsApp accounts over the desktop version and internet browser, a new layer of security brings. According to statements made by WhatsApp developers, users will now be able to use their biometric data to use the web and desktop version.

Until now, users have been able to activate WhatsApp Web by scanning a QR code. New feature, QR code it leads nowhere. The new feature, which can only be used as a new security layer, allows users to fingerprint or face for web and desktop version. to be able to read allows. The QR code will not work alone after the feature is activated.

WhatsApp’s new feature is compatible with most smartphones

The security layer added for the web and desktop version according to the statements made by WhatsApp, Touch ID or Face ID It will work on iPhone models that have the sensor and run iOS 14. Also any biometric authentication All Android phones that have this feature will also be able to use this feature.

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According to the statements made by WhatsApp, the feature that increases the security of users, as of today started to be available. However, it is unquestionable that the feature will take some time to reach all users around the world. Probably a few weeks All users around the world will start using this feature.

Source :
https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/28/whatsapp-is-adding-opt-in-biometrics-to-its-web-and-desktop-versions/

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