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WhatsApp launches ‘Chat Lock’ feature

WhatsApp has launched a new feature called Chat Lock that enables users to hide most private chats behind an additional security barrier.

When a chat is locked, the thread is moved from your inbox to a secure location that can only be accessed by you and your device’s password or biometric, such as your fingerprint. It also automatically hides the content of that discussion from the alert.

“We think this feature will be great for people who occasionally share their phones with relatives or for those times when someone else is holding your phone like a really special communication comes in.” You can lock a group or one-on-one conversation by clicking on its name and selecting the Lock option. You can lock your inbox by gently pulling down and entering your phone’s password or biometric authentication, the company’s site explains. You can access these chats by entering .

The messaging app is looking to expand Chat Lock’s capabilities, including locking for companion devices and enabling users to create a chat password that is different from their phone password.

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