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WhatsApp chats can now be locked behind password-protected folders

The feature will add an extra layer of privacy and security.

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Chat Lock is coming to WhatsApp, the Meta-owned messaging app.

This feature allows users to store specific messages and conversations in a folder that can only be accessed when a user enters a password or scans their fingerprint. Additionally, notifications from the locked chat folder are hidden too.

To lock a chat, tap the name of a person or group conversation and tap the lock option. To access locked chats, swipe your inbox down and enter your password or biometrics. That’s it.

Here’s the new Chat Lock feature in action

Meta says they have more features planned for Chat Lock, including custom chat passwords, companion device support, and more.

“Over the next few months we’re going to be adding more options for Chat Lock, including locking for companion devices, creating a custom password for your chats so that you can use a unique password different from your phone’s,” Meta wrote in a blog post.

This is a valuable feature for people who may share devices with friends or family or for people who are adamant about keeping their communication private. Chat Lock is rolling out now.

WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in the world, with WeChat following in second place and Messenger taking the third spot.

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