The instant messaging application WhatsApp is now offering a new capability that will enable you to lock chats on WhatsApp and you can also hide that particular chat as well. The new feature is actually adding an extra layer of protection to your conversations. You can use your fingerprint or password to lock chats on WhatsApp. So if you want to learn the procedure to lock chats on WhatsApp then this article is meant for you as today I will guide you on the way to lock chats on WhatsApp. So without making any further delay let’s get into the article to check out the step by step guide.
Steps to lock chats on WhatsApp
You can follow the simple steps which are listed below to lock chats on WhatsApp.
First of all, you need to open the latest version of WhatsApp on your device.
Now you need to tap on the conversation which you want to lock.
After that, tap on the person’s name at the top and on the profile section of the selected person, you need to scroll and tap on the ‘Chat Lock‘ option.
Then you need to enable the toggle for ‘Lock this chat with fingerprint‘ and you will able to see a prompt telling you that your chat will not be locked on linked devices. Tap on the ‘Ok‘ button on this prompt. Then you will get a success message ‘This chat is now locked’. You will need to tap on the ‘View‘ button to view the locked chat.
So this is how you can lock chats on WhatsApp. Now let’s check out the steps to access the locked chats on WhatsApp.
How to Access Locked Chats on WhatsApp?
You need to swipe down on the chat screen of WhatsApp to reveal the ‘Locked Chats‘. The locked chats will appear just above the Archived section. You need to tap the Locked chats and use your fingerprint to unlock all locked chats.
How to Turn off Chat Lock for WhatsApp Chats?
If you don’t want to continue using the lock chats feature on WhatsApp then you need to turn off the feature on your WhatsApp account.
You need to open WhatsApp on your device and swipe down to reveal the Locked Chat section, then you need to select the conversation you want to unlock. Now simply tap on the other person’s profile picture at the top of the screen and tap the ‘Chat lock‘ then disable the toggle for ‘Lock this chat with fingerprint‘
So now we believe that you can use the new chat lock feature on WhatsApp without any difficulty. If you find any issues then do let us know in the comments section below and we will be happy to help you. If you find this article helpful then don’t forget to share it with your friends and family members.
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