Recently, WhatsApp introduced a new security feature called Chat Lock to enhance user privacy. Currently, they are rolling out an additional feature known as “Secret Code” for locked chats for beta users. This feature enables users to hide the entry point for opening locked chats, adding an extra layer of security.
Secret Code – Locked Chats on WhatsApp
After updating to the latest WhatsApp beta for Android version 188.8.131.52, beta testers may notice a new settings section in their list of locked chats.
This section allows users to hide the entry point for accessing locked chats. Once a secret code is set up, the entry point won’t be visible in the chat list. Instead, users can enter the secret code in the Chats tab’s search bar to access locked chats.
In case users forget their secret code, some beta testers may also have access to a feature that lets them quickly clear the list of locked chats from their privacy settings.
The implementation of the secret code feature adds an extra layer of security, making the locked chats list visible only when the correct code is entered.
At present, the feature is accessible to a few beta testers who have installed the latest WhatsApp beta for Android updates via the Google Play Store. It is set to become available to a larger user base in the upcoming weeks.