WhatsApp tests screen lock of web version of messenger with some beta testers those using the latest version of the app. Meta’s messaging software started developing the feature last year and is now rolling out.

Desktop functionality is another privacy point. However, even with a computer at hand, other people cannot see the exchanged messages as it is necessary to have the password. In the coming weeks, more people will have access to the WhatsApp Web screen lock.

How to use WhatsApp Web lock screen?

To enable the lock screen on WhatsApp Web, the user must do the following:

  1. Above the chat list, click on “More Options”, the three dots in the upper right corner;
  2. Choose settings”;
  3. Then go to “Privacy”;
  4. There, if the screen lock feature is already available, there will be an option to enable it;
  5. Select the deadline to enter the unlock password and code.

WhatsApp has also provided a way to access the chat without compromising privacy if the user forgets the password. Disconnect the web version of the app and reconnect the messenger account by scanning the QR code..

Source: Tec Mundo

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