One of the features that makes WhatsApp stand out when compared to other chatting apps is the high-level of security that it offers. The developers who are in charge of WhatsApp are always looking for new ways to improve the overall security of the app and this is exactly what they are doing with the new 2.19.353 beta update which has been released earlier this morning. With that said, let’s go ahead and check out everything there is to know about the new update.
WhatsApp 2.19.353 Beta Update
As we can tell from the update’s version number, the new 2.19.353 beta release is exclusive to WhatsApp users who are enrolled in the beta program. Fortunately, everyone who uses an Android powered smartphone is allowed to join the beta program and the only requirement is to provide the developers with solid feedback in case something goes wrong.
WhatsApp users who are enrolled in the beta program should keep their smartphones connected to a stable Wi-Fi network because the new update is rolling out via OTA (over the air) and this means that it will pop up in their notifications panel during the upcoming hours. Now, let’s see what’s new.
If you are always worried that someone might be able to access your WhatsApp conversations whenever you leave your smartphone on the kitchen table, then we have some great news to share with you. The new 2.19.353 beta update aims to improve the security of the chatting app and it does this by introducing support for the fingerprint scanner.
WhatsApp users who want to enable the new feature and enhance their security are required to follow the next steps: Tap on Settings -> Account -> Privacy -> Pick Fingerprint Lock and then enable Unlock with Fingerprint.
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