Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, announces the “chat lock” feature on the official Meta Channel. WhatsApp recently unveiled a new feature that would allow users to lock their conversations. According to WaBetaInfo, as part of its ongoing efforts to improve customer security.
The “chat lock” feature was announced by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the official Meta Channel, according to the app-tracking website. Users who have the most recent version of the app are currently receiving this feature. And additional users will have access to it in the upcoming weeks. Users of iOS received this first.
With the help of a passcode, fingerprint, or Face ID identification, users will be able to protect the conversations they wish to keep private. Only the closed chat area will contain these conversations. Because it would eliminate author and message preview in notifications. This new feature would give users an additional layer of protection and privacy.
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What new features are available in WhatsApp?
The locked chats assure to protect sensitive information by preventing unauthorized parties from viewing the messages or data provided within. By navigating to the privacy option in settings and selecting “enable for calls,” users can turn on this feature. Group mentions giving community administrators the ability to draw attention to particular communities inside community announcement groups, ensuring that essential communications effectively reach their target audiences.
The management and communication of groups are simplified by this functionality. Users can access community groups straight from the community announcement group via community entry points, which enhances accessibility and convenience.
From the entry point menu, community builders may easily establish new groups. Within 15 minutes of sending a text message, users can amend it, quickly correcting typos and other mistakes. While allowing for speedy changes, this function preserves the integrity of the conversation. Beta testers presently have access to these capabilities, and more people will get them in the coming weeks.