WhatsApp will have a new authentication system based on the use of biometric access keys. Such a system promises an additional layer of protection and security for users, and the community expects this feature to be implemented in the near future.
WABetaInfo has shared the details of this new feature that was found in the beta version of WhatsApp for Android devices labeled 22.214.171.124.
The essence of the innovation is that users will be able to log into their WhatsApp accounts on various devices using special biometric access keys. These keys can be represented as short combinations of numbers or letters. To store these keys, the developers suggest using the Google password manager, so that users will not bother with the need to remember them.
It will also be possible to use a screen lock code or biometric data such as a fingerprint or face recognition for authentication. These steps are aimed at additional confirmation of the user's identity before accessing the account.
The main goal of the new system is to provide a higher level of security and privacy for users. It is not yet clear when the new authentication system will be available to all users of stable versions of WhatsApp on Android and iOS platforms. It is currently under development and testing and is expected to be implemented in the near future.