WhatsApp has recently announced a new privacy and security feature called ‘Chat Lock.’ With the App lock feature using a fingerprint or Face ID, WhatsApp already prevents people from accessing your WhatsApp.
With the new ‘Chat lock’ WhatsApp is taking your privacy to the next level. This new feature will allow users to lock individual chats.
So, if you are also willing to use this new feature and wonder whether the other person will know when you lock their chat and whether the locked chat content will be visible in the notifications or not, you have landed in the right place.
In this article, we will talk about this new ‘Chat Lock” feature and how it works. So, let’s get started.
What is ‘Chat Lock’ feature on WhatsApp
Chat lock on WhatsApp is a feature that allows users to lock any chat on their WhatsApp to make their private chats more secure.
When you lock a chat on WhatsApp, it will be moved to the locked chat folder, and you will need to enter your passcode, fingerprint, or Face ID to access the chat.
It is a helpful feature for users who share their phone with their friends or family members as this way, they can make their private chat from being accessed by anyone even if they open their WhatsApp.
If I Lock a Chat on WhatsApp will the other Person Know
No, the other person will not know that you have locked their chat on WhatsApp. The ‘Chat lock’ feature on WhatsApp is private to you. The other person won’t be notified that you have locked their chat on WhatsApp.
Will the WhatsApp locked chat content be visible in the notifications
No, When the chat is locked on WhatsApp, its notification content and contact will not be visible. Instead, the notification on your device will just say WhatsApp: 1 new message.
Note: If you have other devices linked with WhatsApp, such as a desktop computer, chats on the linked devices will not be locked.
How to lock a Chat on WhatsApp (Android/iPhone)
Now that you know the basics of locked chat on WhatsApp and how it works, below are steps to lock a chat on WhatsApp.
Steps to lock a chat on WhatsApp on Android/iOS devices:
- Open WhatsApp
- Now, open the chat you want to lock.
- Tap Chat details.
- Now, select the ‘Chat Lock’ option to Lock it with fingerprint or Face ID.
- Tap View to view chats in the Locked Chats folder.
Now, in case you want to turn off the chat lock feature, simply Toggle Off the chat lock feature and confirm your fingerprint or Face ID.
Q1. Can you lock multiple chats on WhatsApp?
Yes, you can lock multiple chats on WhatsApp. The locked chats on WhatsApp will move to a new Locked Chats folder that you can access by entering your fingerprint or Face ID.
Q2. Can group chats on WhatsApp can also be locked?
Yes, group chats and muted chats can also be locked using the Chat lock feature.
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So, that’s all now, folks. I hope after reading this article, you were able to clear all your queries by reading this article.
As a recap of the post, the chat lock feature on WhatsApp allows you to lock a particular chat using your fingerprint, passcode, or Face ID. The person whose chat you will lock on WhatsApp will not know that you have locked their chat. Also, notifications from the locked will not show it content rather it will just say you have one new WhatsApp message.
Note: If you are using WhatsApp on multiple like on PC, chats on the linked devices will not be locked.
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