Many WhatsApp mods like GBWhatsApp and WhatsApp Plus have long had a security feature that allows users put a pin lock on the entire app. A similar security feature has rolled out on the latest version of WhatsApp with added security of using a fingerprint to unlock the app. It’s a handy feature putting into consideration many devices today come with a fingerprint scanner either a physical one of one under the display.
That said, how about phone that don’t come with fingerprint scanner? Well, as with any other app that supports fingerprint, this feature is hidden from the user if the app detects the device doesn’t posses a fingerprint scanner. To set-up the new feature, the user has to go to Settings menu and locate Account, then under Privacy, select Fingerprint Lock. Also, there is ability to hide or show messages in notifications.
A few days later, WhatsApp has added another privacy option feature to the update that allows users choose who adds them to a group or completely prevent anyone from adding them to groups. Previously, the setting allowed users to choose from three options: “Everyone”, “My Contacts”, or “Nobody.” but WhatsApp has changed “Nobody” to “My Contacts Except” possibly due to feedback from users.
The added feature however doesn’t negate users from receiving group links. Users can send other invite links if they’re not able to add them to a particular group. If you have the latest WhatsApp version installed on your device, you will find the new option by tapping on Settings > Account > Privacy > Groups.