WhatsApp hacks: How to use the chat lock feature in Android and iOS, learn here!


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WhatsApp has recently added a new feature for its privacy and security. The company announced the Chat Lock feature. This new feature allows users to keep selected personal chats and group chats in a separate folder called Locked Chats that can only be accessed through the phone's password or biometrics including fingerprint sensor data and Face ID. It also hides the content of the chat when you receive a message.

Normally, when you receive a new message on WhatsApp, the app shows a preview of the received message, which includes the sender's name and a small part of the message. While this preview is incredibly useful because it helps you determine whether you want to see the message right away or at a later time, it can also give people right next to you a glimpse of the conversation you don't want them to know. This is where the chat lock feature of WhatsApp comes in handy. When a new message is received in Lock Chat, it hides all notifications including the sender's name.

WhatsApp has started rolling out the Chat Lock feature for its Android and iOS users. As the feature starts becoming available to more and more people, here is the step-by-step process on how you can use the chat lock feature of WhatsApp.

How to Enable Chat Lock Feature in WhatsApp's Android or iOS App

Step 1: Download the latest version of WhatsApp on your smartphone.

Step 2: Open WhatsApp on your Android smartphone or iPhone.

Step 3: Open the chat you want to lock.

Step 4: Now tap on the name of the WhatsApp contact or group at the top to access the chat information section.

Step 5: Now tap on the Chat Info section.

Step 6: Enable the toggle button to turn on the Chat Lock option.

Step 7: Tap on Lock this chat with fingerprint or Face ID and verify your fingerprint or Face ID.

Step 8: Tap on View to view the chats in the Locked Chats folder.

How to see locked chat in whatsapp

Step 1: Go to the Chats tab in WhatsApp and swipe down.

Step 2: Tap on the Locked Chats folder.

Step 3: Touch the fingerprint sensor or use Face ID to unlock.

Step 4: Tap on Chat to view or send the message.

How to turn off Chat Lock in WhatsApp

Step 1: Open WhatsApp and open the chat you want to delete from the Chat Lock folder.

Step 2: Tap on the name of the contact or group to access the chat information section.

Step 3: Tap on the Chat information option.

Step 4: Now tap on the Chat Lock option.

Step 5: Toggle off the Chat Lock option.

Step 6: Confirm your selection using your fingerprint or Face ID if you're using an iPhone.