WhatsApp has introduced a new ‘CHAT LOCK’ feature. Image via Twitter @tsuvik

Feature for cheaters? WhatsApp let’s you lock, hide individual chats

‘I can hear all the cheaters world wide celebrating’: WhatsApp allows you to protect ‘your most intimate chats’ and hide notifications.


WhatsApp has introduced a new ‘CHAT LOCK’ feature. Image via Twitter @tsuvik

Meta, WhatsApp’s parent company, is always introducing new features to improve user experience. However, the new “Chat Lock” feature seems to be rattling many people on social media as they say it “endorses cheating.”

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On Monday, 15 May, WhatsApp announced that it will now have a feature that is designed to give users an additional layer of security for their most intimate conversations.

As the name suggests, Chat Lock will remove a chat thread from the app’s regular onscreen inbox and place it into a new folder that can only be opened by a password or biometric, such as facial recognition or a fingerprint. In addition, it automatically hides the contents of that chat in notifications.

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“We think this feature will be great for people who have reason to share their phones from time to time with a family member or those moments where someone else is holding your phone at the exact moment an extra special chat arrives,” the company wrote in a blog post.

WhatsApp also announced that it will be adding more options for Chat Lock. These will include locking for companion devices and creating a custom password for your chats so that you can use a unique password that is different from the one you use for your phone to ensure extra privacy.

WhatsApp’s new ‘CHAT LOCK’ feature. Image via Twitter @tsuvik

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The new WhatsApp has made some social media users very uneasy, however, as many believe it will create even more drama in relationships and provide more freedom for cheaters.

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