WhatsApp to Allow Users “Lock Chats” in New Update
It appears that WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, is working on a new function for its users. The instant messaging service may introduce a feature that enables users to lock conversations and prevent other users from accessing them.
The feature was found in the most current version of WhatsApp for Android (18.104.22.168), which is available from the Google Play Store. It will be made accessible to all users with a later update.
Once the feature is activated, WhatsApp users will be able to lock specific conversations using a passcode or fingerprint. This will improve WhatsApp’s security and give users the ability to hide sensitive data from inquisitive eyes. In particular, it will be simple to lock your most private conversations from within the chat’s contact or group details.
A chat that has been locked can only be viewed with the user’s fingerprint or the passcode for the phone. Additionally, a conversation that has been added to the list of locked chats can only be accessed from this screen. If a user attempts to access one of these locked chats but is unsuccessful, he or she will be prompted to clear the chat in order to open it.