It appears that WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, is working on a new feature for its users. The instant messaging service may include a feature that enables users to lock chats and prevent other users from accessing them.
The feature was found in the most recent version of WhatsApp for Android (22.214.171.124), which is available through the Google Play Store. It will be made accessible to all users with a subsequent release.
Once the feature is activated, WhatsApp users will be able to lock certain chats using a passcode or fingerprint. This will improve WhatsApp’s security and provide users the ability to hide sensitive data from prying eyes. In particular, it will be simple to lock your most private chats from within the chat’s contact or group details.
A chat that has been locked can only be accessed using the user’s fingerprint or the passcode for the phone. Also, a chat that has been added to the list of locked chats can only be accessed through this panel. If a user tries to enter one of these restricted chats but is unable, he or she will be prompted to clear the chat in order to open it.