The company stated that from today, the feature will allow the users to add in a fingerprint, face, or iris scan to use WhatsApp through the means of a desktop or web by connecting it to the user’s mobile app, to be used alongside the existing QR code authentication. This action will ultimately strengthen the security concerns.
However, the QR code verification has not been nullified, this measure of biometric is a second step security verification if required by the users, in case if the device of a user is not compatible with the new update.
WhatsApp has also mentioned that it will be bringing on more new features this year. As the company feels there are still few gaps, for instance, a user can’t make a call using a desktop version which the company plans to bring onboard very soon.
In the desktop version, the users can expect the feature of voice or video call, however, this feature is still in the beta phase. Therefore, it might take a while before the feature officially rolls out.