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WhatsApp may bring screen lock feature to desktop users: Report


Meta-owned WhatsApp is said to be developing a new feature for desktop users. Called Screen Lock, the feature will ask for a password every time any user opens the app. It will bring an extra layer of security to WhatsApp and protect against unauthorized access when users are not using their running device. WhatsApp.

As reported by WaBetaInfo – the online platform that tracks new and upcoming WhatsApp features, the feature is currently in development. It is expected to be released to some beta testers in the future.

According to the report, the screen lock on WhatsApp will be optional. Users will be able to choose when apps ask for passwords, giving them more control over their apps. WhatsApp chat. User-set passwords will not be shared by WhatsApp. Instead, it will be saved locally.

Along with a digital password, users can also protect their chats with a fingerprint sensor. As stated in the WaBetaInfo report, WhatsApp may also implement a feature that allows users to lock apps using Touch ID on a Mac when a fingerprint sensor is available.

Since this feature is in development and is not yet ready, some elements of the interface may be missing from this screenshot. As additional news,

What happens in case the user forgets the screen lock password?

The report suggests that users can simply log out of WhatsApp desktop and log back in if they forget their set password.

“In case you lose your password, you need to log out of the app and log back in to WhatsApp Desktop by linking your device to the QR code,” it said.

In other news, the instant messaging app recently launched Poll creation. The feature works for both Android and iPhone and is available to users now. Previously, this feature only allowed users to create group polls, but now WhatsApp users can also use it in personal chats.

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