WhatsApp might soon get a screen lock feature for the desktop app. This would be a welcomed addition, as WhatsApp already has the option for you to keep the Android or iOS app password protected. Currently, if you leave your computer unattended while the WhatsApp desktop app is open, anyone can come along and read your messages.
The screen lock feature would close the app after a period of inactivity and require a password to reopen it. This would give users an extra layer of security and peace of mind. No word yet on when this feature will be added, but it is likely that it will be available in a future update.
WhatsApp to Bring Screen Lock Security Feature for Desktop Users
According to a recent report from WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is planning to add Screen Lock to its Desktop version in the near future. The company is currently testing this feature as part of WhatsApp’s beta program for Desktop users.
Upon release of the feature, you’ll need to enter a password each time you open WhatsApp on your computer. In this way, you’ll maintain the privacy of your WhatsApp chats even if someone else has access to your desktop.
In a report, Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has revealed that passwords used to unlock the desktop app will be stored locally and won’t be shared. Additionally, Mac users will be able to scan their fingerprints using this feature.
If you forget your WhatsApp password, you will be able to retrieve it by logging out of WhatsApp and logging back in again. You can do this with your smartphone by scanning the QR code. As of right now, Screen Lock is under development and a release date hasn’t been specified. When WhatsApp releases it, we’ll let you know, so stay tuned.
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