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WhatsApp to get biometric lock, join missed call feature and more

Whatsapp is reportedly working on a new feature that would allow users to join the calls they have missed if it is still going on.

twitter-logoAnkita Chakravarti | October 22, 2020 | Updated 12:15 IST

Highlights

  • WhatsApp working on a new feature that would allow users to join the calls they have missed.
  • WhatsApp is also working on a feature that would protect the chats with a fingerprint.
  • Both the features are currently under development and they were spotted in the latest Android beta update.

WhatsApp to get a host of interesting features. The messaging app is reportedly working on a new feature that would allow users to join the calls they have missed. Apart from this, WhatsApp is also working on a feature that would protect the chats with a fingerprint.

As per Wabetainfo, WhatsApp will make it easier for you to join a call if you have missed it and if the call is still on. "WhatsApp is working for a few months on a new feature that allows us to quickly join calls in a certain situation. In particular, if someone between your contacts invites you to join a group call, and you aren't able to join in that moment, you will be able to join the next time you open WhatsApp if the call hasn't been closed," the report by Wabetainfo read.

Another feature that WhatsApp is reportedly working on is a Biometric lock. The feature as the name suggests protects that chats with a fingerprint. "WhatsApp is working on new improvements for Fingerprint Lock, the feature that allows protecting WhatsApp with the fingerprint. If your Android device hasn't a fingerprint sensor but it has a Face recognition system, you cannot use Fingerprint Lock obviously, but WhatsApp is finally working to improve it with new features, the report read.

So if your Android device does not have a fingerprint sensor but a Face unlocking system, WhatsApp will support the feature only if the device has a proper face recognition system. The Facebook-owned messaging app is also implementing new identifiers if the face and fingerprint unlock fails.

In the screenshots shared by Wabetainfo, users can choose when they want WhatsApp to automatically lock the app. Both the features are currently under development and they were spotted in the latest Android beta update.

Earlier, it was reported that working to make voice and video calls possible on the web version of the app. As per Wabetainfo, the WhatsApp web will soon get a video and voice call feature. The feature is currently under development and will be rolled out later in the future. "We have already announced that WhatsApp was working on Calls. Today we are happy to announce new details, provided from the WhatsApp Web 2.2043.7 update!WhatsApp is considering the idea to offer Voice and Video Calls in the next few weeks, even if the development is in a beta-stage," the report by Wabetainfo read.

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