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WhatsApp web enhances security

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1 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

WhatsApp web enhances security

Encrypted messaging platform WhatsApp is working on a feature called Sticker Shortcut. It will appear in the chat bar. The app will show a different icon when users put an emoji or a specific word in the chat bar.

Besides, the app has added an additional layer of security for its desktop and web apps. Android users can use either their face or fingerprint unlock to authenticate WhatsApp Web or desktop.

iPhone users will have to verify their accounts using Face ID. This security verification will pop up when users link their WhatsApp account to a new PC or scanning QR code from the phone.

The Delhi High Court, hearing a petition seeking direction for an injunction against WhatsApp's updated privacy policy, said that it is not mandatory to download WhatsApp.