WhatsApp released a chat lock feature in May to allow users to lock their chats with their device’s password or a biometric like a fingerprint. These locked chats are hidden behind the “Locked Chats” folder that appears in the chat list. Hence, WhatsApp has announced a new feature called Secret Code for Chat Lock to provide an extra layer of security and privacy to these locked chats.
With the secret code feature, you can now set a password different from your device’s password to hide the locked chat folder from the chat list, and they can be found just by typing your secret code in the WhatsApp search bar.
You can use letters, numbers, special characters, and emojis to create a new passcode. And if you don’t want to hide locked chats, you can still make them appear in your chat list.
WhatsApp secret code for chat lock
WhatsApp has made locking a chat easier and more convenient because now you can lock a chat with a long press instead of going to the chat settings.
The passcode feature has started rolling out and will be available to all users globally in the coming months.
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