- Meta in a statement states that feature automatically hides the content of the locked chats in its own folder
- The lock can be effected by just tapping on the name of the group and selecting the lock option
WhatsApp will soon allow you to lock and hide some intimate conversations.
The new feature will enable WhatsApp users protect some conversations with passwords and biometrics.
According to Meta Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, the protected conversations will not show sender or even the message content.
“New locked chats in WhatsApp make your conversations more private. They’re hidden in a password protected folder and notifications won’t show sender or message content,” said Zuckerberg.
Meta in a statement states that feature automatically hides the content of the locked chats in its own folder.
“Locking a chat takes that thread out of your inbox and puts it behind its own folder that can be accessed with your device’s password or biometric, like a fingerprint. It also automatically hides the contents of that chat in notifications, too,” said Meta.
How it works
The lock can be effected by just tapping on the name of the group and selecting the lock option.
“You can lock a chat by tapping the name of a one to one group and selecting the lock option. To reveal these chats slowly pull down on your box inbox and enter your password or biometric.”
Meta has also stated that it is going to add more Chat Lock option that allows one to create a custom password for chats separate from the phone’s password.
“Over the next few months, we’re going to be adding more options for Chat Lock, including locks for companion devices and creating a custom password for your chats so that you can use a unique password different from your phone’s password.
The Chat Lock option is being rolled out globally today.