To assist users in maintaining the security and privacy of their messages and chats, WhatsApp has launched a new Chat Lock function.
Although the app already offers end-to-end encryption, the new functionality adds another layer by allowing users to choose which chats they want to keep private from others. These conversations can be kept private by employing a passcode, fingerprint, or face unlock option. The function has been introduced globally and will soon be available to all iOS and Android WhatsApp users.
On Monday, Meta published a blog post announcing the launch of the new ‘Chat Lock’ feature, which would add a new layer of security to WhatsApp discussions.
When enabled, the function, according to Meta, will relocate locked chat threads to a different folder. These chats’ notifications will not include the sender’s name or a message preview. Additionally, the shared media files will not be immediately saved in the phone’s gallery during these talks.
Several security measures, including passcode, fingerprint, and Face ID authentication, can be used to lock these chats. Both WhatsApp for iOS and Android have the Chat Lock feature.
Users must download the most recent version of WhatsApp from the App Store or Google Play Store in order to access the functionality. With WhatsApp for Android version 220.127.116.11 and WhatsApp for iOS version 18.104.22.168, the feature is accessible.