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WhatsApp adds biometrics authentication requirement to link account to PC

WhatsApp adds biometrics authentication requirement to link account to PC

Following a change in its privacy policy that caused an exodus to competing apps like Signal and Telegram, WhatsApp is adding a new layer of security to the process of linking an account to a computer. The Facebook-owned messaging service is now pushing an update that will allow users to take advantage of biometrics on their phone for authentication.

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WhatsApp Messenger With New Holo-Style UI Out Of Beta, Now On The Play Store

WhatsApp Messenger With New Holo-Style UI Out Of Beta, Now On The Play Store

The most popular standalone chat platform on Android, WhatsApp, has been updated with a whole new look - and it's holo-y. About a month ago, WhatsApp previewed its redesigned aesthetic in a beta release, and now those changes have made their way into the release client. While the changelog is pretty sparse on details ('update user interface to the latest android look and feel'), compared to the old version of the app, the visual differences should be fairly obvious.

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There's also mention of three and five-year subscription discount options, should you plan your proprietary chat platform usage that far out, and support for Vietnamese.

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