WhatsApp Messenger now has the option to hide protected chats from prying eyes with the “Close Chat” function. Previously, private chat was moved from the main screen to a separate folder, requiring entering a password or scanning biometric data to access it. The content of messages from private chats has also been hidden in notifications. And now the user can hide the closed chats folder using a secret code.
The secret code can contain letters, numbers, special characters and even emoticons. To view private chats, you need to enter the secret code directly in the WhatsApp search bar. The main aim of the innovation is to prevent strangers who secretly look at another person’s phone from finding out that there is a folder with closed chats.
The user can activate the display of closed chats in the general list at any time. In addition to the new passcode feature, users now have the option to close a chat by simply pressing and holding their finger on it instead of going into Settings.
Starting today, a new passcode feature to protect your private chat folder is rolling out and will be available worldwide in the coming months.