After 2018 with many new features, WhatsApp It starts in 2019 with an important novelty. As we expected TN Tecno, the messenger will enter unlocking your fingerprint.
It should be emphasized that This feature was found in beta WhatsApp is therefore a test. However, the finding clearly shows the reinforcement of Facebook, the owner software, from enhancing privacy in the messenger.
What will he do?
According to reports from the WeBetaInfo website that were discovered new to WhatsApp, unlocking through the footprint will cover the entire application. This means that it will not be used for individual conversations or to select conversations.
The goal is clear: to increase the level of privacy. If this option is enabled, Messenger users will be safe from curious eyes. No one will be able to access the conversations of others, even if the screen is unlocked.
If the function exceeds the testing phase, users can select the selected method in the setup menu: in addition to the fingerprint, password or PIN.
More first fruits in 2019
Increasing privacy is a fundamental (and necessary) movement in WhatsApp, not only to avoid eavesdropping. According to comments, Facebook plans to introduce its own crypto-crypt, and it will be the field of electronic currency deployment.
Reports indicate that this currency would be linked to the dollar fund, in order to avoid the volatility suffered by cryptocourants (with Bitcoin on top) in 2018. The purpose? Make money to transfer from WhatsApp. The security system will be crucial for this deployment that will begin in India, the market in which this application has more than 200 million users.
2019 promises to post a WhatsApp year. Among other changes, it is speculated to add a darker way, new ways to preview images and GIFs, and enhancements to the multimedia content that is shared in the app. But advertising will also arrive, as confirmed by the company.
Glass half full: at least in the first stage, lAds will not appear in conversations but in the WhatsApp state.