New Whatsapp feature to block conversation screenshots
In a new update for WhatsApp’s beta version 2.19.106, the messaging app has released two new features, a new Stickers, and Emojis tab and a fingerprint security lock feature.
WhatsApp has been working on implementing biometric authentication for Android phones.
Those who use fingerprint sensor to lock/unlock WhatsApp will not be allowed to take screenshots of chats.
If a user enable this new feature for Android, the users at the receiving end would not be able to take screeshot.
As of now, there's no information when this new feature will roll out, or whether it will be announced for Android, iOS or both.
On Android phones, users will find biometric authentication from Settings > Account > Privacy.
If WhatsApp doesn’t recognise the fingerprint and there are too many failed attempts, WhatsApp will be locked for a few minutes.