'WhatsApp From Facebook' Tag Added on Messaging App After 'Fingerprint Lock' Feature

WhatsApp gets a new beta update

WhatsApp gets a new beta update

When this feature is enabled, users will be able to use their fingerprints to open WhatsApp. WhatsApp made the decision after many complained that they were joining a group and that this was happening without their consent. As we can tell from the update's beta number, the only WhatsApp users who can download it right now are those who are enrolled in the beta program. According to the new TOS, you need to be at least 16 years old to use the service in the European Region.

However, it still remains unclear on how WhatsApp will be able to check or enforce such security measures. This is also the case with Facebook-owned Instagram, where it will be rebranded to "Instagram from Facebook" with the tag already appearing on the settings panel of the app. Shawn also likes to spend countless hours on social media to hunt the latest news from the biggest technology companies, so that his reports are as fresh as possible. Facebook will rebrand both the apps as "Instagram from Facebook" and "WhatsApp from Facebook".

A few months ago, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will be unifying Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp and Instagram. That being said, the three services will continue to act as standalone applications. However, if a message pops up in notifications, users can still read and reply to messages as well as WhatsApp calls.

Facebook is now imposing Facebook Ads to WhatsApp's Status feature. It will be interesting to see how the "unification" will be carried out and whether or not it will be successful. While the mobile app, both Android and iOS versions, receive new features more frequently, the web version isn't left out in the cold completely. From there, they have to scroll down to the Account section and head to Privacy.

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