In a bid to guard personal conversations, WhatsApp, the world’s hottest messaging platform has launched what it calls “Chat Lock” characteristic for its customers. WhatsApp Chat Lock characteristic is right here so as to add “one other layer” of safety to the conversations on the messaging platform.
WhatsApp father or mother Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has introduced the WhatsApp Chat Lock characteristic and the characteristic will let customers defend their intimate conversations with a password and secures them in a separate folder. When somebody messages them and so they have that chat locked, the sender’s identify and the content material of the message will even be hidden, as a part of the brand new characteristic.
This characteristic basically means locking a chat taking that thread out of the inbox and placing it behind its personal folder that may solely be accessed with a tool’s password or biometric, reminiscent of a fingerprint. The characteristic additionally robotically hides the contents of that chat in notifications, too.
“We expect this characteristic will probably be nice for individuals who have cause to share their telephones on occasion with a member of the family or these moments the place another person is holding your telephone on the actual second an additional particular chat arrives. You’ll be able to lock a chat by tapping the identify of a one-to-one or group and deciding on the lock possibility. To disclose these chats, slowly pull down in your inbox and enter your telephone password or biometric,” the Meta-owned firm wrote in a weblog put up on Monday.
It must be famous that Meta-owned WhatsApp has launched a number of privacy-centric options previously. WhatsApp already has end-to-end encryption, encrypted chat backup, screenshot blocking, disappearing messages and the flexibility to manage who can entry the final seen standing.
WhatsApp talked about it will add extra choices for Chat Lock characteristic sooner or later.
“Over the following few months we’re going to be including extra choices for Chat Lock, together with locking for companion units and making a customized password in your chats as a way to use a singular password totally different from the one you utilize in your telephone,” the corporate added within the weblog put up.