In a bid to revolutionize user privacy, Meta, the company behind WhatsApp, has unveiled a new feature named Chat Lock. This novel function provides an additional layer of security by allowing users to move chosen chats into a private folder, accessible only via a password or biometric authentication.
The Chat Lock feature, designed with user privacy in mind, provides the flexibility to secure both individual and group chats. An added advantage is that notifications related to these locked chats won’t display message previews, further bolstering the user’s privacy. The feature is now available to users across the globe.
“This feature is a perfect fit for those who occasionally share their phones with family members or find themselves in situations where others might see their private messages,” Meta explained in a blog post.
To use this feature, WhatsApp users will need to tap on the sender or group’s name and then select the lock option. The locked chats can be made visible again by pulling down the inbox to reveal the locked chat folder, which can then be unlocked using the password or biometric authentication.
Meta also revealed plans to extend the Chat Lock options. Future enhancements could include the ability to lock chats on different devices and set custom passwords, distinct from the smartphone password.
The information in this article is based on an article from thehindu.com.