Sync Locked Chats Across Devices with New WhatsApp Feature

Teuku.Net - The popular messaging platform WhatsApp is now reportedly working on a new security feature to further strengthen the privacy of its users.

Sync Locked Chats Across Devices with New WhatsApp Feature

This new feature will synchronize chat locks on all connected devices in the user's account, as quoted by Gizmochina.

Simply put, if a user decides to lock a conversation on a smartphone, the lock will also be applied to the same conversation when accessed via WhatsApp on a computer, tablet, or other connected device.

This update was first spotted by WABetaInfo, a reliable source for WhatsApp updates. It can be found in the latest WhatsApp beta update for Android, which is available for all registered beta testers to download from the Google Play Store.

Sync Locked Chats Across Devices with New WhatsApp Feature
WhatsApp Chat Lock feature. Photo: WABetaInfo

WhatsApp introduced the ability to lock certain chats last year. They then introduced another feature called Secret Lock, which allows users to set a unique password that is different from their device password.

This password hides the locked chat folder, making it invisible to anyone who doesn't know the code.

The downside of this feature is that it is a device-specific setting. This means that this lock must be set separately on each of your computer and mobile devices, and does not sync automatically.

The upcoming changes will simplify this process and automatically extend users security options across all platforms where WhatsApp is used.

In addition, WhatsApp recently confirmed that they will allow cross-platform messaging through their platform. This means that users will be able to send messages between WhatsApp, Telegram or Signal and vice versa. However, this feature will probably only be available in the European region.

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