WhatsApp has officially introduced the Chat Lock. Starting today, Samsung Galaxy users can take benefit of the brand new Chat Lock on WhatsApp feature. When enabled, it protects your most intimate conversations behind another layer of security.
The popular messenger app already had a biometric lock feature, letting users prevent access to others. Meanwhile, the Chat Lock is a step ahead and allows you to protect a specific chat, which can only be accessed with your device password or biometric.
In addition, WhatsApp confirmed that it’s going to add more useful tools to this feature such as locking for companion devices and creating a custom password for your chats. It will help you use a different password that doesn’t match with your phone’s password.
As the rollout of this feature has just begun, we recommend you stay on the latest stable build of WhatsApp Messenger. As soon as the company expands its availability, the Play Store will notify you about the new version’s availability.
How to use?
Samsung Galaxy smartphone and tablet users can lock a WhatsApp chat by tapping the name of a one-to-one or group and selecting the lock option. To reveal these chats, slowly pull down your inbox and enter your phone password or biometric.
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WhatsApp Android App Updates – 188.8.131.52 Beta
WhatsApp is one of the most used messaging services, owned by Facebook. It allows you to send/receive text, photos, videos, documents, location, and voice/video calls. Also, you can share some of your most personal moments because of its end-to-end encryption security with the help of WhatsApp.
To maintain the popularity of WhatsApp, the company continuously works to add new features and improve the presently available features. Also, as a beta tester, you’ll receive an update that includes a testing version of WhatsApp Messenger on the Beta channel.
WhatsApp for Android 184.108.40.206 – STABLE
WhatsApp for Android 220.127.116.11 – BETA
- Get the latest WhatsApp Beta via the Link
Take a look at the features of WhatsApp
TEXTS – Simple, Reliable Messaging
WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection to send messages so you can avoid SMS fees.
GROUP CHAT – Groups to keep in touch
With group chats, you can share messages, photos, and videos with up to 256 people at once. You can also name your group, mute or customize notifications, and more.
WHATSAPP VOICE AND VIDEO CALLS – Speak Freely
With voice calls, you can talk to your friends and family for free, even if they’re in another country. And with free video calls, you can have face-to-face conversations when voice or text just isn’t enough.
WHATSAPP ON WEB AND DESKTOP – Keep the Conversation Going
With WhatsApp on the web and desktop, you can seamlessly sync all of your chats to your computer so that you can chat on whatever device is most convenient for you.
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS – Share Moments that Matter
Send photos and videos on WhatsApp instantly. You can even capture the moments that matter to you most with a built-in camera. With WhatsApp, photos and videos send quickly even if you’re on a slow connection.
END-TO-END ENCRYPTION – Security by Default
When end-to-end encrypted, your messages and calls are secured so only you and the person you’re communicating with can read or listen to them, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp.
DOCUMENTS – Document Sharing Made Easy
Send PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, slideshows, and more, without the hassle of email or file-sharing apps. You can send documents up to 100 MB, so it’s easy to get what you need over to who you want.
VOICE MESSAGES – Say What’s On Your Mind
Sometimes, your voice says it all. With just one tap you can record a Voice Message, perfect for a quick hello or a longer story.
WhatsApp might allow texting a WhatsApp user without WhatsApp account
WhatsApp might soon allow you to contact a user on WhatsApp even without having a WhatsApp account. To comply with the European Union’s Digital Markets Act, WhatsApp reportedly began making changes in the application, which will bring the third-party chats feature.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168 update embeds a new section dedicated to the new regulations. Since the third-party chats section is under development, it appears empty and it’s not accessible to users.
This third-party chats feature is likely to let other people contact users on WhatsApp even if they don’t have a WhatsApp account. In case someone from Signal wants to get in touch with you but doesn’t have a WhatsApp account, they will still be able to text you.
Third-party chat support is under development and it will be available in a future update of the app.
WhatsApp’s Exciting Makeover: New Look and Enhanced Conversation Filters Coming Soon!
WhatsApp is about to drop a completely new user interface of the app to Android users. With WhatsApp Beta 22.214.171.124, WhatsApp released a new look and enhanced conversation filters. Besides, there are several improvements to the usability and appearance of the application.
Continuing the development, WhatsApp is surely working on a revamped user interface for Android users. The latest update brings White status bar and indicates that WhatsApp has plans to change the font for its app name, which will be in green color.
WhatsApp will also bring the ability to users so they can filter their conversations by sorting their chats to get a list of unread messages, personal conversations, or business chats. The UI is also getting refined, with buttons to toggle these filters now feature much more rounded edges compared to previous ones.
WABetaInfo confirms that the new interface with the White header and Green app name is under development. It will be available in a future update of the app. If you are in the Beta testing program, you may get the redesigned app after updating the app to version 126.96.36.199.