WhatsApp Chat Lock feature will help you to lock a particular chat.
Recently, WhatsApp has released many new features. Now they have come up with a new feature called WhatsApp Chat Lock which will help to lock a particular chat from your chat list.
Initial release of this feature is available for some beta testers of WhatsApp, and it is expected to be launched to other users soon. At present, this feature is only available on Android. With this feature, users does not need to lock their WhatsApp completely and need to lock only that specific account.
A recent update from Wabetainfo stated that some beta testers can test this features with the latest beta version of WhatsApp available for download. This is a great feature to improve privacy and security. It is also applicable for media and images auto download from WhatsApp. Once a chat is locked, the data is not auto downloaded for that specific chat.
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Can you use the chat lock feature now?
The answer to this is based on the type of WhatsApp account you have. This feature being released for select users by WhatsApp will be available for beta testers only. In the coming weeks, more people are expected to be added to the list, after which it will be available for a larger set of people. It would be better to wait for this feature once it is released to public as all issues related to the feature will be fixed by then.
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How to enable WhatsApp Chat lock feature?
If you are a beta tester now have received the WhatsApp 18.104.22.168 update then, this feature will be available for you.
To become a beta tester of WhatsApp, you need to apply for it using the WhatsApp beta program in Google Play Store. Once you are a tester, you will be receiving beta builds, which will have a feature that you can test before it’s available to the public.
To use this feature, follow these steps.
- Open WhatsApp in your phone.
- Select a specific chat that you want to lock.
- Click on the profile section.
- Scroll down and click on Chat lock
- After that you will be shown with a switch “Lock this chat using fingerprint”.
- Flip the switch and you are done.
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