WhatsApp has gained an important security feature: block certain conversations with password or biometrics (fingerprint or facial recognition). The innovation promises to give users more privacy above all else.
Already ready to use, you can now control your individual conversations and Technology World shows you how to enable this function simply and quickly.
What do you need to know about the new role?
The new WhatsApp feature is only available to users for now. Password already used by the mobile phone itself in addition to biometrics resources. However, the company assures that a separate password may be enabled for each chat in the future.
Another detail about innovation is, the user can lock both individual conversations and group chats with other people with a password.
However, it is also worth noting that when locking a conversation on one device, “will not be blocked on connected devices”, as the app itself reports. WhatsApp recently launched a tool to use up to four additional devices, such as mobile phones, with the same account in addition to the main device.
How to use password in WhatsApp conversations?
What you need to do first to use the tool check if your app is up to date for the latest version. To do this, go to the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android) and confirm if there is a new version.
Once this is done, simply follow the steps below:
1. Open WhatsApp on your mobile phone;
2. Select an individual or group call;
3. Tap the name of the person or group you want to block the chat with a password;
4. Scroll down the page to “Speech blocking” and select the function to open the new page;
5. Here, activate the tool by clicking the “little button” and confirm the selection using the required authentication method.
From then on, your individual or group conversation will require an authentication password or some form of biometrics to unlock the chat. Blocked conversations are also located in a folder above “Archived”, separate from your inbox.
To access them, scroll down the page and click “Locked conversations” then unlock the folder using your phone method and check the protected conversations.
Source: Tec Mundo
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