WhatsApp Might Soon Enable A Screen Lock Feature
WhatsApp already has a great option for you to keep the Android or iOS app password protected. You can as well choose to unlock the app via facial recognition or a fingerprint scanner. Also, we might soon get to feel a similar feature on WhatsApp’s desktop version to provide added security. See the available details below.
This feature is currently being tested as part of the WhatsApp for Desktop beta.
The new Screen Lock feature will require you to enter a password every time you access WhatsApp on your PC. So, this will help you keep your WhatsApp chats safe if someone else is using your desktop. The report includes a screenshot, which shows what this will look like. Although, since the feature is in development, some aspects of the UI are currently missing.
It is revealed that the passwords to unlock WhatsApp on a desktop won’t be shared with the Meta-owned messaging platform but will be stored locally. And, thefeature will also include fingerprint scanning on a Mac as an added functionality.
In case you forget your password, you will be able to retrieve it by logging out of WhatsApp and logging in again on the Desktop client. This can be done by scanning the QR code via your smartphone.
The Screen Lock feature is in the works and therefore, there’s no word on when it will be available for all.