WhatsApp will now ask users for a biometric scan before they can link their account to the desktop app

Until now, WhatsApp allowed users to use the messenger app on their computer via WhatsApp Web by just scanning a QR code. However, starting today, WhatsApp says it is rolling out an additional layer of security in the linking process. Now, users will be asked for a facial recognition or fingerprint scanning before they are shown a QR code for using WhatsApp Web. “This year we’re going to be adding a lot more functionality to our apps for Mac and Windows, as well as the Web. We want WhatsApp Web and desktop to be just as robust as our mobile apps so people can communicate privately and securely in whatever way is best for them, in their palms or on their computers,” a WhatsApp spokesperson said.

[hq]How to log in to WhatsApp Web[/hq]

[hans][hstep]Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your smartphone and tap on the vertical dots in the top right corner[/hstep]

[hstep]Step 2: Select More Options>Link a device and follow the instructions for biometric authentication[/hstep]

[hstep]Step 3: Tick the box in front of the “Keep me logged in” option[/hstep]

[hstep]Step 4: With the help of your phone, scan the QR code present on your laptop/desktop[/hstep][/hans]

And that is it! With the help of the newly introduced feature, no one will be able to link your account to another device until you decide to do so.

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