An exciting WhatsApp feature is about to reach users soon, according to SamMobile. The app is known for bringing out new features and updates regularly. This latest feature coming to WhatsApp is a very important one that has to do with security.

The exciting news first appeared on WABetaInfo, a company known for hinting internet users about latest WhatsApp developments.

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Users will soon be able to lock individual chat with a fingerprint as a form of security measure. This new privacy feature will allow users to lock one-on-one and group chats with either a pin code or a fingerprint.

The user has to click a contact or group info to be able to lock a chat. Next, the user needs to select the option to lock the conversation with the desired authentication option.

After all that is done, WhatsApp will move the locked chats separate tab. According to WABetaInfo, if anyone tries to open the locked chats and fails to provide necessary authentication, WhatsApp will prompt the user to clear the chat before he or she opens it.

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Many users lock and unlock the app with fingerprint or a pin code. The feature is nice but it is cumbersome because one has to unlock WhatsApp each time he or she needs to use it.

When compared, the ability to lock separate chats is much better because it is easier to do and won’t encumber on the overall use of the app. If you only use lock feature on separate chats, you may be able to open the app quickly without authentication, making for ease of use. You can still keep your sensitive conversations safe from prying eyes.

When will the feature take off?

There’s no information yet on when this feature will make it to the public domain of the app. It could take anything from months to a few weeks from when you’re reading this news.

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