WhatsApp has long allowed users to link their accounts with their desktop app. The process involved scanning a QR code to pair the desktop and mobile client. The company is now improving this pairing process by requiring biometric authentication from the user.
WhatsApp has come under heavy criticism in recent days after it rolled out its new Terms of Service. The new ToS was rolled out by WhatsApp primarily for improved messaging businesses on the platform and to allow Facebook, WhatsApp’s owner, to collect data and show targeted ads to users. However, there was a lot of misconception about the new ToS from WhatsApp which the company has now tried to clarify using an infographic and an FAQ.