WhatsApp is working on a Chat Lock feature for the web

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In an effort to bolster user privacy and security, Reportedly WhatsApp is working on a Chat Lock feature for the WhatsApp Web platform. The Chat Lock feature, currently in development, is poised to provide users with an added layer of protection for their sensitive and private conversations.


The upcoming feature was revealed in recent reports by WaBetaInfo, which also highlighted WhatsApp’s plans for a revamped web interface. Read more: Samsung to Bring ‘Galaxy AI’ to 100 Million Devices this year

The new interface aims to deliver a more modern and visually appealing experience for users, with special attention given to enhancing the aesthetics of the dark theme through a carefully curated color scheme. Additionally, the updated web client is set to include tabs for improved navigation.

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One of the notable additions to the WhatsApp Web interface is the introduction of a dedicated tab for locked chats. This tab is expected to house conversations that users choose to lock for heightened privacy.


While the specific method for accessing this tab remains uncertain as the feature is still in development, speculation suggests that it might involve a secret code, allowing users to discreetly access and manage their locked chats.

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The attached screenshot reveals the ongoing development of the chat locking feature on WhatsApp Web. The locked chats are anticipated to have their own designated tab, streamlining the user experience and ensuring that private conversations remain confidential.

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