Making your most intimate conversations even more private - Whatsapp Chat Lock
July 03, 2023 (5 months ago)
We are dedicated to continuously finding innovative ways to ensure the privacy and security of your messages. Today, we are thrilled to introduce a new feature called Chat Lock, which adds an extra layer of security to protect your most intimate conversations.
When you lock a chat, it is moved out of your inbox and placed into its own folder, accessible only through your device password or biometric authentication, such as fingerprint recognition. Additionally, the contents of locked chats are automatically concealed in notifications.
We believe this feature will greatly benefit individuals who occasionally share their phones with family members or when someone else temporarily holds their phone during crucial moments when important chats arrive. To lock a chat, simply tap on the name of a one-to-one or group chat and select the lock option. To reveal these locked chats, slowly pull down on your inbox and enter your phone password or biometric authentication.
In the coming months, we will be introducing more options for Chat Lock, including the ability to lock chats on companion devices and the option to set a custom password exclusively for your chats, allowing you to use a unique password separate from your device password.
Spread the word about Chat Lock, as it is now being rolled out to users.