WhatsApp has introduced a new feature called 'ChatLock' that allows users to lock individual chats with a password or biometric authentication.
This feature enhances the security of messages and helps protect users' privacy, particularly for confidential or personal conversations.
'Chat Lock' moves the locked conversation into a separate folder that can only be accessed with the device's password or biometric authentication, such as a fingerprint.
When a chat is locked, the feature automatically hides the conversation's contents in notifications, including the sender's name and message content.
WhatsApp claims that this feature adds an extra layer of security, enabling users to safeguard their most intimate conversations.
The addition of 'Chat Lock' expands WhatsApp's list of privacy features, which already includes end-to-end encryption, encrypted backups, disappearing messages, and more.
WhatsApp is actively exploring additional options for Chat Lock, including locking for companion devices and the ability to create custom passwords for individual chats.
The introduction of 'Chat Lock' aims to address users' concerns about message privacy and offer greater control over their conversations.
This feature provides users with peace of mind by ensuring that their chats remain secure, even if someone gains access to their unlocked device.
WhatsApp continues to prioritize privacy and security, constantly introducing new features to protect user data and maintain a secure messaging platform.