Whatsapp to integrate Facebook stores along with the new facial authentication feature – Whatsapp always keeps us updated with new features and bug fixes. In fact, they are quite regular at rolling out major or minor updates at various app stores. Recently, they brought several new features, such as dark mode, an extended group call limit, adjusted chat muting option, etc.
Behind the scenes, Whatsapp is prepared to present two important features that draw attention in the near future. To be more precise, Facebook stores will track facial unlocking authentication in the app to provide Whatsapp with a new enhanced experience.
Biometric lock replaces fingerprint lock
Whatsapp plans to adjust the fingerprint lock option for Android and make it more flexible by incorporating more authentication solutions. This exciting leak circulated on the web from the famous WhatsApp update tracker, WABetaInfo report, after trying WhatsApp beta version v220.127.116.11.
For example, there is no fingerprint sensor on some Pixel devices other than 3D facial unlock. To address this problem, Whatsapp is now expanding its biometric methods, allowing users to keep their chats private in two ways – face lock and fingerprint unlock.
Facebook to incorporate Facebook stores into WhatsApp
Facebook’s decision to bring Facebook stores to Whatsapp for Business will undoubtedly make it easier to buy and sell products online. If Facebook Shops is something new for you, let me say that it is a very convenient way for Facebook companies to interact and provide customer support.
With its integration with Whatsapp, small and large companies will have wider opportunities to promote their products and services through new add-ons such as catalog features, direct payment in the app, chat purchases, etc. To benefit from chat purchases, Facebook schemes to charge some nominal fee from WhatsApp Business accounts to increase its revenue as well.
In the end, Facebook ends up adding yet another option that would allow several businesses to have their own hosting on Facebook in order to preserve their messages. Although the hosting service is expected to appear in 2021, the other two features will be launched soon.