Introducing Chat Lock, a new feature on WhatsApp designed to enhance message privacy and security.
Their team is dedicated to discovering innovative ways to safeguard your conversations, and they are excited to bring this advanced functionality to their users.
With Chat Lock, you can add an extra layer of security to your most personal conversations. By locking a chat, it is moved out of the inbox and placed into a dedicated folder, which can only be accessed using your device password or biometric authentication, such as a fingerprint. Not only that but the contents of locked chats are automatically hidden in notifications as well.
This feature is particularly beneficial for individuals who occasionally share their phones with family members or find themselves in situations where others might have access to their devices when important messages arrive.
To lock a chat, simply tap on the name of a one-to-one or group conversation and choose the lock option. To view these locked chats, gently pull down on the inbox and enter your phone password or utilize the biometric authentication method.
In the coming months, they have plans to introduce additional options for Chat Lock, such as the ability to lock chats on companion devices and the option to set a custom password exclusively for your conversations, providing a unique password distinct from your phone's primary password.
Spread the word among your friends about the availability of Chat Lock, as it is currently rolling out to users.