The alerts from the new closed chats won’t show the sender or the substance of the messages because they will be stored in a password- or biometrics-protected folder.
The social media platform’s co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg, shared images of the upgrade on Monday along with the announcement through his official Facebook account.
Your talks are more private, thanks to WhatsApp’s new closed chats. They have been re-hidden in a password-protected folder, and alerts will no longer display the sender or contents of messages, according to Mr. Zuckerberg.
Today, we’re thrilled to introduce to you a new function we’re calling Chat Lock, which enables you to hide your most private discussions behind an additional layer of protection.
When a chat is locked, the thread is removed from the inbox and placed in a secure folder that can only be opened with the device password or a biometric, such as a fingerprint. Additionally, it immediately conceals that chat’s contents from alerts, according to a statement from WhatsApp.