WhatsApp launches Secret Code feature for chats

by codingstreets

Nov 30, 2023

WhatsApp has launched a new Secret Code feature for chats, which is one of the major updates in terms of privacy. You can create a unique password with words or emojis to secure your chats with a passcode that only you know about.

Now, you can create a unique password with words or emojis to secure your chats with a passcode that only you know about.

Now, you can create a unique password with words or emojis to secure your chats with a passcode that only you know about. Interestingly, you can also set settings to access locked chats by just typing the secret code on the search bar.

"Rolling out secret code to Chat Lock on WhatsApp so you can protect your chats with a unique password. Now you can set your locked chats to only appear when you type the secret code in the search bar, so no one can unintentionally discover your most private conversations."

How to quickly lock chats?

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WhatsApp says that you won't have to enter individual chat settings to lock a chat as you can now simply long-press a chat to lock it.

How to access the new WhatsApp Secret code feature?

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You just need to open the list of locked chats and tap the three dots at the top. After this, go to Chat Lock settings, turn on "Hide locked chats" and set a secret code you can remember.

After this, your locked chats won't show up in the main chat window, providing more privacy than the current WhatsApp design that displays a shortcut for locked chats when swiping down on the chat screen.

If you want to see your locked chats, simply enter the secret code in the search bar. Remember, this visibility is temporary and lasts only until you exit the app, ensuring a secure and private chat experience.

WhatsApp Secret code: Is the new feature now available?

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WhatsApp has started rolling out the feature starting today and so, it will take time to reach all the users. People should wait for a few days for the feature to reach their phone.