WhatsApp, the foundation of Facebook, has implemented another feature. Biometric user authentication can now be used on WhatsApp Web for the PC client and web interface to work.
You know that WhatsApp for PCs and browsers is not a full-fledged standalone client. That’s why WhatsApp only allows one device to be connected to an account. The desktop and browser versions of WhatsApp allow you to use the application from the web by working only with the application running on the smartphone.
Today we’re starting to roll out a new security feature for WhatsApp Web and Desktop: face and fingerprint unlock when linking devices.
WhatsApp does not see your face or fingerprint data.
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) January 28, 2021
You need to scan the QR code to connect and start a session on WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp for computers. So far this has been enough. However, pre-biometric authentication will now be required on Android and iPhone using a fingerprint scanner or facial recognition system. After swiping your finger, you can scan the QR code.
We can say that after WhatsApp’s mistakes on privacy, such a feature came to the web version. We hope WhatsApp will give up this nonsense policy altogether.