Few weeks ago, we talked about WhatsApp rolling out Secret code for chat lock. Chat lock let users lock their chats with their device password or biometric, like a fingerprint. These locked chats are hidden behind a “Locked chats” folder that appears in the chat list.
However, the company has announced that Secret Code is now rolling out to the public once they update their whatsapp messenger.
With a secret code you’ll now be able to set a unique password different from what you use to unlock your phone to give your locked chats an extra layer of privacy. You’ll have the option to hide the Locked Chats folder from your chatlist so that they can only be discovered by typing your secret code in the search bar.
If that doesn’t suit your needs, you can still choose to have them appear in your chatlist. Whenever there’s a new chat which you want to lock, you can now long press to lock it rather than visiting the chat’s settings.
You can use letters, numbers, special characters, and even an emoji to create a new secret code.
The Secret Code feature has started rolling out and will be available globally to all users in the coming weeks.