Today, WhatsApp said that it would roll out a new “Chat Lock” feature that will offer an extra layer of protection to customers’ most private communications. The function allows you to lock a chat, as its name implies, which removes that thread from your inbox and places it behind a folder that can only be accessed with your device password or a biometric, such as a fingerprint.
The software will automatically conceal the contents of a chat’s notifications after you’ve locked it. By pressing the name of a group or one-to-one conversation and choosing the lock option, you may lock that chat. You must carefully slide down on your inbox to access these chats, then input your phone’s password or biometric information.
Users of WhatsApp may encrypt backups, disable screenshotting, and set messages to automatically expire as part of Meta’s privacy package. The Meta-owned business claims it hopes to introduce more Chat Lock features, such as locking for companion devices and allowing you to create a special password for your conversations that is separate from the one you use for your phone.
Despite the fact that WhatsApp offers end-to-end encryption, this is ineffective if someone has unfettered access to your phone and can view your messages. In these situations, the new functionality adds an additional degree of security.The new function was introduced a few weeks after WhatsApp made several platform-wide modifications regarding polls and sharing. You may now run a poll where users are only permitted to cast one vote thanks to these improvements, which give you the ability to construct single-vote polls.