WhatsApp adds Biometrics mobile security login for Desktop and Web Login

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In coming days, all you WhatsApp users out there interested in making a login through a desktop or a web app will have to go through a biometrics security login feature where-in users need to authenticate themselves with a fingerprint, face or Iris scan.

However, all depends on the device capabilities and will be besides the existing QR Code authentication found in the settings feature of the mobile app.

The Facebook subsidiary says that the new biometrics security feature will act as an additional layer to those extremely concerned about their messages being read by unwanted people.

In a media update released on Friday last week, WhatsApp has specified that it will allow its users to set-up the bio metrics feature through their phones. The new capability is also said to work on iOS loaded Apple devices- albeit those with Touch ID or Face ID features will only be able to use this feature.

On all the other Android OS loaded phones, the Biometric Authentication will only work on devices that have compatible software and hardware on it.

To guide the users on these features, WhatsApp has enlisted a full set to instructions on its official web page.

Note- WhatsApp is a Facebook owned business unit that allows users to send messages that are in text, picture or video form. The communication mode is strictly based on the internet and only works on smart phones. According to a press update released by the California based company over 2 billion users are reported to be active on the platform as of Feb 2020.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security