Our commitment is to consistently explore novel approaches to guarantee the confidentiality and integrity of your correspondence. We are excited to present Chat Lock, a new feature that adds an extra degree of security to safeguard your most private discussions.
A locked chat is one that is removed from your inbox and saved in a separate folder that can only be accessed with your device’s password or a biometric identification method like fingerprint recognition. Furthermore, alerts automatically hide the contents of restricted chats.
We think this functionality will be very helpful to people who periodically share their phones with family members or who have someone else hold their phone for them while vital conversations come in. Just tap on the name of a group or one-to-one chat and choose the lock option to lock the conversation. Pull down your inbox gradually, enter your phone password, or use biometric identification to access these protected chats.
We’ll be adding more Chat Lock features in the upcoming months, such as locking chats on partner devices and letting you create a special password just for your chats so you can use it separately from your device password.
Spread the word about Chat Lock, as it is now being rolled out to users.