WhatsApp Taps Biometric Authentication as Extra Security Layer for Web, Desktop

Users with face or fingerprint unlock on their devices will be added by default

WhatsApp cannot access the biometric information stored by the operating systems on users’ devices WhatsApp

WhatsApp is adding a new layer of security for users wishing to link their accounts to their computers via WhatsApp Web or desktop.

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.