WhatsApp has recently announced a new security feature called Chat Lock Codes. This feature allows users to add an extra layer of security to their most sensitive chats by requiring a six-digit PIN to access them. This is in addition to the fingerprint or face ID unlock that is already required to open the WhatsApp app.
To use Chat Lock Codes, users will first need to enable the feature in the WhatsApp settings. Once enabled, users can create a six-digit PIN for each chat they want to lock. After a chat is locked, it will be moved to a separate folder and will only be accessible by entering the correct PIN.
How to enable Chat Lock Codes:
- Open the WhatsApp app and tap on the three dots in the top right corner.
- Select Settings.
- Tap on Privacy.
- Scroll down and tap on Chat Lock.
- Turn on the toggle next to Require fingerprint or face ID to unlock WhatsApp.
- Enter a six-digit PIN and tap on Create.
- Repeat steps 6 and 7 for each chat you want to lock.
The benefits of using Chat Lock Codes:
- It adds an extra layer of security to your most sensitive chats.
- It prevents others from seeing your chats if they have access to your phone.
- It can help to protect your privacy if you lose your phone.
What are the limitations of Chat Lock Codes?
- If you forget your PIN, you will not be able to access the chats you have locked.
- Chat Lock Codes only protect your chats within the WhatsApp app. They do not protect your chats if they are exported or backed up.
Overall, Chat Lock Codes are a valuable addition to WhatsApp and can help to protect your privacy. If you are concerned about the privacy of your WhatsApp chats, we recommend that you enable Chat Lock Codes.
In addition to Chat Lock Codes, WhatsApp also offers a number of other privacy features, such as end-to-end encryption and disappearing messages. These features can help to further protect your privacy and keep your conversations confidential.