WhatsApp is rolling out a new features to all WhatsApp users called “Chat Lock”. The new feature gives users more control over their Privacy.
The chat messenger has been steadily rolling out updates to enhance the functionality of the chatting app. Chat Lock allows users to protect their most intimate conversations with a PIN or fingerprint. With this, only the user will be able to access these conversations.
The company started development of the feature last month and also started rolling out to some Android users running WhatsApp beta.
Our passion is to find new ways to help keep your messages private and secure. We think this feature will be great for people who have reason to share their phones from time to time with a family member or those moments where someone else is holding your phone at the exact moment an extra special chat arrives.
How WhatsApp Chat Lock Work?
To use Chat Lock, users simply need to go to the chat settings for the conversation they want to protect and tap on “Lock Chat.” They will then be prompted to create a PIN or use their fingerprint.
Once Chat Lock is enabled, users will need to enter their PIN or scan their fingerprint before they can access the conversation after pulling down on the inbox.
WhatsApp said that it will be adding new more options for Chat Lock, including locking for companion devices and creating a custom password for chats that will let users set a unique password different from the one used to unlock the phone.
Chat Lock is available for all WhatsApp users on Android and iOS and is expected to roll out to everyone over the coming days. Just update your app and check if the new update is available for you.