Among the WhatsApp innovations that we expected for this year, one of the most important was the possibility of protecting Whatsapp access with fingerprints or facial recognition.
Well, this option is already available in the latest update of the messaging service for iOS and it won’t take long before arriving for Android too.
While we await the update that includes this feature for the Google operating system, we have selected some applications on Google Play that offer the possibility of protecting Whatsapp with fingerprints. Until your phone has a fingerprint reader, of course.
How to protect WhatsApp chats on Android with fingerprints through these apps
Screen lock – fingerprint
This application, known as AppLock – Screen lock – fingerprint, not only allows you to block different applications to maintain privacy and security (such as e-mail, SMS, Facebook, WhatsApp, etc.) but can also act as a form of parental control to protect Whatsapp with fingerprints.
You can even create a private gallery of protected photos and videos so nobody can see it and customize the lock screen with different themes and backgrounds. In addition to blocking with fingerprints, it offers blocking of applications with patterns and passwords. The download is free but includes ads.
App lock – Fingerprint password
It has the same name and basically offers the same functions as the previous proposal, ie it allows you to protect WhatsApp chats on Android (and other social networks) with a lock screen with passwords, patterns, and fingerprints.
It also offers you the possibility of hiding photos and videos, preventing access to Google Play and enabling invisible blocking of patterns for those “peepers” who try to memorize the pattern or pin when you insert it. The download is free but includes ads.
Chat Lock For Whatsapp
The good thing about this application is that it was created specifically to easily protect private and group WhatsApp conversations. According to its developers, it uses very little space and few resources, has a very simple interface and requires only a few minimum authorizations. In addition to the pattern and pin, it includes fingerprint authentication for compatible devices.
Unlike other alternatives, it does not prevent access to the WhatsApp application but protects some chats so that no one can read those conversations when the phone is unlocked. The download is free but includes ads.
Compatible with Android 6.0 or later, this application boasts over 400 million users and supports 45 languages. You can block Whatsapp in different ways (fingerprints, pins or patterns) access to your messages, contacts, WhatsApp, Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, settings, calls and any application you want.
It also allows you to hide some photos and videos from the gallery and to establish an automatic block after a certain period of use or in a certain position. The download is free but includes ads and purchase offers within the app.
AppLocker | Lock Apps – Fingerprint, PIN, Pattern
In addition to protecting WhatsApp conversations, AppLocker can block access to social networks, other messages, gallery, contacts and all the applications you want. And it offers three methods for this– model, fingerprint or numerical password. Its creators say that it is one of the lightest proposals of Google Play because it does not consume RAM, battery and other system resources.
It also offers different themes to customize the lock screen and prevent access to the phone settings to avoid unwanted changes to settings or to uninstall any application. The download is free but includes ads and purchase offers within the app.