WhatsApp's new authentication feature to block chat screenshots
WhatsApp is reportedly working on a feature that will allow users to block chat screenshots when fingerprint authentication on Android phones is enabled. WhatsApp is said to be testing authentication using the fingerprint sensor on Android phones for some time now, though the feature is yet to be available as a stable update.
WhatsApp is now planning to add a function to the feature, which will block users from taking screenshots in the chats if authentication is enabled.Under the new feature, if the user chooses to enable the fingerprint authentication feature, WhatsApp will restrict them from taking screenshots of their chats. Meanwhile, users who do not enable authentication will be able to take the screenshots on the app.
As per the report, the authentication feature is not available in the 2.19.106 Android beta update yet. It is still under development and will be available in the future, WABetainfo noted.
The update, however, does have the new doodle UI enabled for the users. Updating from 2.19.71 Android beta version to 2.19.106, users will have an interface for sharing media. There will be two tabs to choose between Stickers and Emojis. Stickers will be grouped by "Favourites" and "Category", so users can easily find the stickers.
The new doodle UI allows users to put stickers over the images, videos and GIFs they send in a chat, reported WABetainfo. There is also a search feature to easily find stickers. Notably, this feature is already present in the WhatsApp iOS app.