San Francisco, November 12 (IANS): Meta-owned WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out a new secret code feature for locked chats on Android to some beta testers.
According to WABetaInfo, a new settings section will be added within a user’s list of locked chats, potentially providing an option to hide the entry point for opening locked chats.
“In particular, after setting a secret code, the entry point to view locked chats will no longer appear in the chat list. Instead, users will[チャット]These chats can be accessed by entering a secret code in the search bar within the tab,” the report states. .
The feature gives users more privacy by removing the entry point to their locked chat list, and other users cannot easily identify or access locked conversations, the report says. . This prevents others from easily identifying or accessing these secure conversations, effectively preventing accidental or unauthorized intrusion into sensitive discussions.
When a locked chat list is hidden, even if someone has physical access to your phone, they won’t be able to see your confidential conversations.
In addition, hiding the list of locked conversations can help prevent exposure by letting everyone know that locked conversations may exist, the report said. Meanwhile, WhatsApp has added a new “Protect your IP address during calls” option that helps hide your location from other parties in the call.
The new option hides your IP address from the other party by relaying the call through a WhatsApp server, so that the person on the other end of the call cannot see your IP and subsequently infer your general geographic location. Masu.