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WhatsApp Web might soon receive a fingerprint security feature


WhatsApp, the popular social media app, also offers browser support for its messaging service that allows one to use it on desktops. Now, the company might be looking to make it more secure by adding another layer of security via biometric scanning support.

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According to a WABetaInfo report, WhatsApp has dedicated a team to work on making the entire browser service more secure. The Facebook owned messaging platform is apparently going to receive a security update that will bring fingerprint authentication for WhatsApp Web. As per the report, one would have to open WhatsApp on their smartphones and scan their fingerprint to initiate the web session of their PC.

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The report also featured a screenshot of the security feature in action. At the moment, WhatsApp Web only requires users to scan a QR code on their desktop/laptop screen to initiate the connection, with the smartphone being required to have a stable internet connection as well. This is rather straightforward and essentially lacks any direct form of security.



Unfortunately, finer details regarding this security update is currently unknown. It is also unclear whether WhatsApp will be doing away with the QR code entirely in exchange for this feature’s addition. However, any addition or focus toward privacy is always a plus point for the consumer. So stay tuned for more updates, which should arrive soon.

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