WhatsApp Introduces Chat Lock Feature to Enhance Privacy and Security

- 19 May 2023 20:44 WIB
Smartphones showing Whatsapp apps with locked chats.
Smartphones showing Whatsapp apps with locked chats.

JAKARTADAILY.ID – WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, has unveiled its latest feature, Chat Lock, in its ongoing commitment to ensuring user privacy and security. The new feature allows users to safeguard their most private and intimate chats with an additional layer of protection.

By utilizing Chat Lock, users can discreetly remove selected chats from their main inbox and transfer them to a dedicated folder.

Access to this folder is exclusively granted through the user's device password or biometric authentication, such as fingerprint recognition.

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Furthermore, locked chats are automatically hidden in notifications, providing users with peace of mind.

The Chat Lock feature was specifically designed to cater to the needs of individuals who occasionally lend their smartphones to family members or find themselves in situations where others hold their devices temporarily.

With Chat Lock, users can ensure that their private conversations remain concealed from prying eyes, even when someone else is handling their phone.

Enabling Chat Lock is simple: users tap on the desired private or group chat, select the lock option, and access locked chats by swiping down on their inbox and entering their password or using biometric authentication.

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WhatsApp is committed to user privacy and will be introducing more options for the Chat Lock feature. These upcoming enhancements will include the ability to lock chats on companion devices, providing a consistent and secure experience across multiple devices.

Users will also have the freedom to create custom passwords for their chats, separate from their device login credentials, allowing for unique and distinct security.

WhatsApp, owned by Meta (previously known as Facebook) has recently introduced other notable features, such as the 'Edit Message' feature for beta users. These developments demonstrate the company's efforts to significantly enhance the app and meet the evolving needs of its user base.

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