WhatsApp is testing a new feature called “locked chats,” which allows users to lock specific chats with a password or biometric authentication. The new feature is aimed at providing an extra level of privacy for confidential chats and will enable users to protect their messages from unauthorized access.
With the new feature, users can choose which chats to lock right within their chat info. After locking a chat, it is listed within the “Locked chats” section, and its entry point will be located within the chat list. The feature also helps maintain media privacy by ensuring that any media files, such as photos and videos, shared in a locked chat are not automatically saved to the device’s gallery.
In case of unauthorized access attempts, the user will be prompted to clear the chat before gaining access to it. The locked chats feature is currently under development and will be released in a future update of the app.
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