Soumya Prakash Pradhan

WhatsApp is widely used by people all over the world as a messaging platform.

It comes equipped with various features to safeguard the privacy and security of its users, such as end-to-end encryption, disappearing messages, and screenshot blocking.

Recently, WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature known as "Chat Lock."

This feature enables users to lock their chats separately and keep them concealed from others. 

Enabling Chat Lock on WhatsApp

To activate Chat Lock on WhatsApp, please follow these straightforward steps.

  1. Firstly, download or update WhatsApp to the latest version on your Android or iOS device.
  2. Open WhatsApp and access the chat that you want to lock.
  3. Select the profile picture of the individual contact or group chat.
  4. You will notice a new feature named "Chat Lock" located below the disappearing message option. Click on it.
  5. Activate Chat Lock and authenticate yourself by using your phone password or biometric feature.

Using Chat Lock on WhatsApp

After activating Chat Lock on WhatsApp, any specific chat that you have locked will be safeguarded and concealed from unauthorised access.

If an individual tries to access a secured chat, they will only be able to view a blurred image instead of the actual messages in the notification bar.

The content of the chat will only become visible once you provide the passcode or biometric authentication to unlock the chat.

Benefits of Chat Lock on WhatsApp

  • Improved Privacy: The Chat Lock feature ensures that your private conversations remain safe and secure from any unauthorised access to your phone.
  • Greater Control: With Chat Lock, you have greater control over the privacy and security of your chats within the app.
  • User-Friendly: Chat Lock is an effortless and user-friendly feature that is simple to configure and operate.