WhatsApp introduces Chat Lock feature for enhanced privacy

Meta plans to expand Chat Lock options over the next few months, making it possible to lock conversations on companion devices. Additionally, users will soon be able to create custom passwords for the chat that differ from the ones on their smartphones.

The announcement post does not specify whether the Chat Lock feature is rolling out globally or if users will be able to use Face ID to unlock chats. We have reached out to Meta for clarification, and this story will be updated accordingly.