WhatsApp messenger has recently unveiled a new addition to its existing “close chat” function – secret codes. This feature aims to fortify the security of private conversations, offering an additional layer of protection in scenarios of unauthorized phone access or when a user shares their device.
Improved Protection with Passcodes
A passcode functions as a distinct password, separate from the one used to unlock the phone. This innovation allows users to conceal the “Closed Chats” folder from the general chat list. It becomes visible only after inputting the secret code in the search bar, adding an extra level of confidentiality to sensitive conversations.
Streamlined Process for Securing Chats
Moving a new chat to the closed category has been simplified. Instead of navigating through chat settings, users can now simply press and hold on the chat, making the process more user-friendly and accessible.
WhatsApp developers have expressed their satisfaction with the positive reception of the private chats feature and anticipate that the inclusion of secret codes will further enhance user experience. Initially available to select users, this feature is set to roll out globally over the next few months.
It’s worth noting that the “close chat” feature was initially introduced on WhatsApp in May. Alongside transferring chats from the main screen to a separate folder, it also ensures discretion by hiding notifications and refrains from saving sent media files in the device gallery.
NIXSolutions concludes that this improvement provides users with more control over their conversations, catering to the growing need for enhanced privacy in digital communication platforms like WhatsApp.