More security for WhatsApp Web: Soon you will need the fingerprint to log in

WhatsApp Web, fingerprint
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Very soon, WhatsApp Web is going to be more secure. The platform is working on a new function to log in with the fingerprint.

Fortunately, users are increasingly aware of the importance of privacy and security of the WhatsApp web. We are more aware of the dangers that threaten our data, which allows us to be more careful.

WhatsApp is the most famous instant messaging applications globally, and it is the most used platform in Spain. In the app, we have not only personal data such as our mobile phone number or our contacts, but also all our private conversations, as well as images, videos, and other attachments that shouldn’t fall into the wrong hands. Check this video

For this reason, Facebook, WhatsApp parent company, has implemented various security measures in recent years to prevent cybercriminals and malicious users from gaining access to this information.

Among them, we find from end-to-end encryption that was released in 2016 to fingerprint protection that arrived more recently, specifically in April 2019 for iPhones and in October 2019 for Android mobiles.

WhatsApp Web, fingerprint
Image by – wabetainfo.com

But what about WhatsApp Web? There are many users who, for convenience, use the browser version of WhatsApp while they are working on their PC. In this way, they do not have to pick up the smartphone every time they receive a message and reply directly from their computer keyboard.

Today, to use WhatsApp Web, you have to enter the WhatsApp page through your browser and scan the QR code that appears with the app on your mobile. According to WABetaInfo, the platform is now working on making this process more secure.

Specifically, a new function is under development that will request the user’s fingerprint to validate the login to WhatsApp Web. In this way, after scanning the QR code with the smartphone camera. It will be necessary to touch the fingerprint reader to access the application.

At the moment, access to WhatsApp Web with a fingerprint is in the testing phase. So we should have to wait until it is implemented in the stable version.

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