HOW TO USE WHATSAPP CHAT LOCK FEATURE
WhatsApp through the Meta CEO Zuckerberg, has announced a new feature for the app known as “chat lock”. It adds an extra layer of privacy to its users most private chats. This ideally means a user can lock a chat thread so that it can only be viewed after keying in a password or fingerprint.
The new feature will protect users from those who want to snoop into WhatsApp private conversations.
HOW IT WORKS
The feature takes the thread out of ‘inbox’ and puts it behind its own folder which can only e accessed with a password or biometric e. g fingerprint. Notifications are therefore not able to pop up as usual.
“You can lock a chat by tapping the name of a one-to-one or group and selecting the lock option. To reveal these chats, slowly pull down on your inbox and enter your phone password or fingerprint.