WhatsApp now requires biometric data on a laptop

Users now have to confirm their identity via their phone with a fingerprint or facial recognition, depending on the smartphone they are using. Previously, this was done with a QR code that had to be scanned with the smartphone.

WhatsApp explicitly states that the app will not have access to fingerprints or facial scans. The check is done via the smartphone, and the data does not reach the company itself.

This way, chats on WhatsApp should be more secure.

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