According to a report from WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is testing out an authentication feature for the Android 2.19.3 version. The feature, which for development reasons is not yet available for mainstream use of the messaging app, will enable users to unlock the app using fingerprint authentication.
While there’s no ETA given, the feature, which is in an alpha stage of development, is expected to be available for Android Marshmallow (and newer) devices which have a fingerprint sensor.
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Also to be expected, is an update that guarantees a much improved audio picker. It will allow you send 30 audio messages at a time, while allowing for audio preview and where available, image preview of the audio file.
All in all, the update will bring new fixes and some improvements. Notable among them will be the Sticker feature, which detects if there are some issues using the Sticker feature. According to the developers, there are times when a phone’s battery saver mode blocks WhatsApp from having access to sticker apps — preventing the user from sending stickers.
For such a situation, WhatsApp advises that one should disable the battery saver feature from the Android Settings.