WhatsApp Introduces “Secret Code” for Enhanced Chat Privacy
WhatsApp, which previously launched locked chats, has now introduced a “secret code”. This feature allows users to add an extra layer of protection by hiding these conversations behind a unique password. This approach will help users to enhance chat privacy for locked conversations on the platform.
Unlike the device unlock password, the secret code can include letters, numbers, and special characters. Not only that, you can use emojis as well to form the secret code. By concealing the locked chats folder from the chat list, users can ensure that only those who know the secret code can discover and access these private conversations.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced the news, emphasizing the goal of preventing unintentional discovery by individuals with access to the phone. He also added that the users still have the option to display locked chats in the chatlist without using a secret code.
WhatsApp was working its way through the features it can offer to enhance user privacy. Previously they have introduced the ability to lock individual chats within a dedicated folder, which was designed to safeguard sensitive conversations from unauthorized access.
The latest development in WhatsApp’s chat privacy features is the introduction of “secret codes.” The promise to allow users to create a custom password for their chats was part of Meta’s commitment to improving privacy features on WhatsApp. Users now have the flexibility to choose a password specifically for their locked chats, distinct from the one used to unlock their devices.
While the initial rollout is underway, the secret codes feature is expected to be available globally to all WhatsApp users in the coming months. This update aligns with Meta’s strategy of continuously innovating and improving its platforms to meet the evolving needs and expectations of its user base.