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Latest WhatsApp Update for Andriod – Added new feature (FINGERPRINT LOCK) and how to activate it.
WhatsApp just released a new update for Android users, the latest version for Android comes with one new important feature which is the addition of a fingerprint lock for more security.
WhatsApp initially rolled out touch ID and face ID support for iPhone users earlier this year and now fingerprint lock layer of security is now available for Android users. As expected the fingerprint option will only be available if your phone has a fingerprint scanner.
How To Activate the new feature
Activating the new Whatsapp fingerprint lock on Android is pretty simple and straightforward. First, make sure you have update your WhatsApp to the latest version, launch the app, click on the three dots on the top right corner and tap on Settings >> Account >> Privacy >> Fingerprint lock. After that, just turn on Unlock with fingerprint to confirm your fingerprint and you are good to go.
NCC To Block 9.2M Improper registered (Pre-registered) SIM Cards
The federal government through the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has ordered “telecommunication operators in Nigeria to disconnect 9.2 million SIM cards without proper registration”.
In a recent report which was sent by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) to the new Nigeria Minister of Communication Isa Pantami, it was disclosed that there are 9 million, 200 thousand SIM cards in the country that are not properly registered in accordance with the standard procedure.
According to the spokesperson of the minister Ms Uwa Suleiman she said,
The security implication of this irregularity is too grave to ignore and the Federal Ministry of Communications will not tolerate any actions or inaction’s that will compromise the nation’s security,
She also said that
Minister expressed concern over the security implication of this discovery and further directed that the Telecoms regulator, should with immediate effect, ensure that all improperly registered numbers are duly reregistered.
Now all the four major service providers (Glo, MTN, Airtel and 9Mobile) in Nigeria have released codes to confirm if your SIM is properly registered or not.
Confirm your mobile number(s) registration status to avoid being blocked by NCC.
MTN users – dial 7891#
Airtel users – dial *746#
9mobile users – dial 746 or 200
Glo users – text REG to 746 or 3456
If your SIM is not properly registered, make sure you visit any SIM registration center to your area to properly register your SIM to avoid being blocked.