WhatsApp New Security Feature to Block Conversation Screenshots

By Rahab Mbiriti / April 18, 2019




WhatsApp is said to be testing out a new security feature that will see users unable to screenshot conversations.

According to WABetaInfo, the messaging app has released two new features, a new Stickers, and Emojis tab and a fingerprint security lock feature for WhatsApp’s beta version 2.19.106.

The fingerprint security lock feature is the newest security feature that Whatsapp is said to be working on, but is yet to be released. The security feature will let users lock the app with a fingerprint unlock function.

However, the new lock feature once enabled, will block conversation screenshots within the app.

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When the app is locked users will be able to receive notifications and reply through their notification windows, but conversation screenshots will be blocked.

The real downside of this feature is that it’s you who won’t be able to screenshot the conservation and other users could take the screenshot of the same conversation easily. This means you can either have a fingerprint lock security for your app or you can take the screenshot of your conversation.

“When the Authentication feature is be enabled, your fingerprint is obviously required to open WhatsApp, but conversation screenshots are also blocked. It means you won’t be able to screenshot your chats if you enable that feature” said WABetaInfo.

The other exciting feature in the beta version is the new User Interface in the WhatsApp Doodle screen that now showcases Stickers and Emojis in different tabs.

The stickers in this UI have been categorized by the type of stickers and emojis and also a new tab called “Favorites” where you can add your most used and favorite stickers by marking them.

Moreover, the new feature will give users the ability to search for the doodles in the app to help them decorate pictures, GIFs, and videos with great ease.





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