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A new “Chat Lock” feature for WhatsApp will make it simpler to keep chats more private. The alerts from the new closed chats won’t show the sender or the substance of the messages because they will be stored in a password- or biometrics-protected folder. It sounds like Chat Lock will function similarly to Apple’s iCloud hidden photographs feature.
You can get an idea of how it will all look in this video from WhatsApp.
Even though WhatsApp is well recognized for its end-to-end encryption, someone who already has your unlocked phone open to WhatsApp will still be able to potentially see a message with their eyes.
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If you frequently have to share your unlocked phone with someone, Chat Lock adds an extra degree of security that can be handy. (If you’d want, WhatsApp can also be completely locked behind biometric authentication.)
There are now rolling out Chat Lock updates, and there will be more to come in the future. According to a blog post by Meta, “over the coming months we’re going to be adding more options for Chat Lock, including locking for companion devices and creating a custom password for your chats so that you can use a different password from your phone’s.”