WhatsApp blocks Screenshots of private chats

WhatsApp is working on an update that could stop users from being able to take screenshots in private chats.

The Facebook-owned messaging app is currently testing a new fingerprint feature meaning users could have to scan their fingerprint to access chats.

As a result, the tool will block screen shots from being captured if enabled, according to a blog post by WABetaInfo.

WABetaInfo, who look at beta versions of the app for clues about forthcoming features, shared a screenshot showing details of the update.

WhatsApp is working on an update that could stop users from being able to take screenshots in private chats. The Facebook-owned messaging app is currently testing a new fingerprint feature meaning users could have to scan their fingerprint to access chats

The screenshot from the beta version shows the message that appears in WhatsApp when fingerprint security is switched on.

The alert said: ‘Fingerprint security – When enabled, fingerprint is required to open WhatsApp and conversation screenshots are blocked.

‘You can still reply to messages from notifications and answer calls if WhatsApp is locked.’

The feature will allow users to enable fingerprint authentication within WhatsApp, meaning users will have to scan their fingerprint to access their chats.  

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