WhatsApp works on a new privacy feature: screen lock in its desktop version

WhatsApp is working on a functionality focused on security that displays a lock screen and asks the user for a password to access the application interface in its Desktop version.

Currently, this messaging platform has a section in which information about the devices appears. linked to user profilethat is, those in which you have logged in with said account.

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From this section, available in the menu, the user can find out the computers on which said account has been active and the last connection time. Also, you can log out remotely in each one of them.

The company is now developing a new privacy-focused functionality that serves as an additional security measure to protect the app from unauthorized access when They don’t use their devices.

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As WABetaInfo has been able to verify, the company is working on a blocking option, which it will begin to test in a future WhatsApp Desktop update with a beta version. This system includes a screen showing the account’s profile picture, your username, and a text field for enter a password, and it will appear every time the app is opened.

In principle, this blocking system is optional and the key will not be shared with the application, but rather will be saved locally on the device where WhatsApp Desktop has been installed. Thus, in case of losing the password, you must log out of the application and log in again to this app for computers, previously linking the device with the QR code.

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This portal has indicated that this feature, available on Android and iOS, for the moment is in development for desktop, so the final version might contain new elements in the blocking interface. Likewise, WhatsApp could also implement a functionality that would allow users to block these Mac devices using Touch ID.

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