How to add secret codes to locked chats on WhatsApp

WhatsApp users can now set a unique password with a 'secret code', different from the one they use to unlock their phone.

Locking and keeping your personal chats safe, secure, and private is always important. After all, no one likes anyone peeking into their private chats.

For making your chats more secure and personal, WhatsApp will now allow you to add your secret codes to lock your chats. Once you’ve entered the secret code, only then will you be able to unlock and access those chats.

If you want to know more about this new feature, then this guide will be helpful. In this guide, you will get to know how to add secret codes to locked chats on WhatsApp.

How to add secret codes to locked chats on WhatsApp?

Secret Code

Here are the steps to follow to lock your WhatsApp chats –

  • First, you need to open the chat that you want to lock
  • At the top of the chat screen, you should tap on the name of the person
  • Head over to the bottom and you will get the Chat Lock option so you should ensure that you tap on the toggle to switch it on
  • A prompt will appear on your screen telling you about keeping your chats secure
  • You will be able to use your fingerprint for unlocking your locked chats

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Here are the steps you should follow to enable secret code for locked chats on WhatsApp –

  • Open WhatsApp
  • On the main screen, you will get the Locked Chats option, so tap on it
  • You will be able to use your fingerprint for unlocking the Locked Chats
  • On the main screen, tap on the three dots menu located at the top right corner
  • Then, you should tap the Chat Lock Settings from the menu that pops up
  • Once you get the Secret Chats option, you should tap on t
  • In the text box that gets displayed, you can either enter a word or use a single emoji as your secret code for locking your WhatsApp chats
  • You will then be asked to enter your secret code again
  • Once it is done, your locked chats will need you to enter the secret code each time you open up the chat
  • WhatsApp will allow you to either use your fingerprint or the secret codes to unlock the locked chats
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