How to Lock your WhatsApp chats using the new Feature?

WhatsApp brings out a new security feature for its users that allows them to lock their chats and protect their most private conversations. Here is how the feature works!

How to Use WhatsApp Chat Lock Feature? 

To lock a WhatsApp chat, here are the steps mentioned by WhatsApp Help Center : 

  • Update WhatsApp to the latest version 
  • Tap Chat info then Chat Lock 
  • Tap Lock this chat with fingerprint or Lock This Chat with Face ID.
  • Tap View to see the chat in the Locked Chats folder.

To view the locked chats here are the steps: 

  • Go to chats and Swipe down slowly. 
  • Tap the folder labeled “Locked Chats”
  • Provide your biometric authentication- FaceID or Fingerprint to unlock 
  • Tap the chat to view or send message

The Help Center section mentions that “When chats are locked, the notification content and contact are hidden. WhatsApp further plans to expand the horizon of its new Chat Lock feature stating that “Over the next few months we’re going to be adding more options for Chat Lock, including locking for companion devices and creating a custom password for your chats so that you can use a unique password different from the one you use for your phone.” 

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