MADRID, Nov. 30 (Portaltic/EP) –
WhatsApp has begun to implement the Chat Lock option, which allows chats to be protected with a secret code, which can be accessed by entering this password in the platform’s search bar.
The company has been working for months on new ways to guarantee the privacy of conversations and it was in May of this year when it indicated that it was developing its own folder for chats that you would like to hide. This would be placed on top of the archived conversations folder.
Then, he commented that the conversations – of which the notifications would also be hidden – could only be accessed either with the password or with biometric data registered on the device. For example, with the fingerprint.
At that time, when it deployed this feature to some users, Meta also announced that I would add more options to the block of chats. Among them, the possibility of blocking conversations on linked devices or creating custom passwords for these hidden chats.
The CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, has now announced the arrival of passwords to unlock hidden chats, a function that it has commented on through its WhatsApp channel. In this space, the manager has indicated that with this option he seeks “that no one can unintentionally discover” the most private conversations of users.
To do this, all messages that are marked as hidden can only be seen if a specific password or code is entered in the search bar, which may contain letters, numbers, symbols and emojis. However, users who wish to keep conversations visible in the conversations list can also They will have that alternative.
Finally, WhatsApp has clarified in a statement that the secret code has begun to be implemented this Thursday and that it will be available worldwide “in the coming months”, although it has not clarified whether it will also be a possible option in the web version.