Privacy is very important in our conversations, and WhatsApp engineers are working on different features related to it recently.
However, WhatsApp added some functions of privacy for group chats and also the ability to send audio messages that can only be played once, and now there is another even more interesting privacy feature in development.
To avoid prying eyes or unwanted accidents of those conversations that we consider confidential, WhatsApp is working on a new feature that will allow users to block chat specific, by fingerprint or password.
As per the screenshot provided by wabetainfothis function will improve the privacy of the user since he will be able to block his private chats directly within the contact information or chat group.
As soon as a chat is added to the list of private or blocked chats, it will only be available within that same tab and can only be accessed by fingerprint or password.
This will prevent someone from accidentally borrowing our mobile phone, accessing WhatsApp and reading our private conversations because, in this way, not only will this conversation not be in plain sight, but if you try to access it, you will need a password or fingerprint.
New additional layer that promotes confidentiality
It is a new additional layer for the privacy of our WhatsApp conversations, preventing others, due to an oversight, from reading those private conversations.
On the other hand, also the multimedia files sent in these private or blocked conversations, such as photos or videos, will no longer be automatically saved in the device’s gallery.
This is a feature under development, and it is likely that it will eventually reach a stable version in the next few weeks or months.