WhatsApp launches Chat Lock feature protect your privacy
WhatsApp has announced the roll-out of a new feature called “Chat Lock” to give users more control over their privacy. 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.
How to use Chat Lock ?
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.
Regarding the new feature, WhatsApp said:
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.