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WhatsApp Web: How the screen lock function will work and when it will be available

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Within the next few months, the WhatsApp platform plans to launch a new function to the public that will allow the screen of its version for computers to be locked.

With this new update, it will be possible for users to use the application on their computers with peace of mind and to be able to leave their session open without worrying that their messages will be seen by other people.

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Image of a person scanning a QR code to access WhatsApp Web. Photo: WhatsApp

How will WhatsApp Web screen lock work?

This security tool will work through a password that you must use every time you enter the page, as published by WABetaInfo, the official website about new WhatsApp projects.

The password is also saved locally so if you forget it, you can simply log out and back in by pairing your phone with the QR code and you can set a new password if you wish.

Using the screen lock will be optional. Photo: WABetaInfo
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In the same way, whether or not to protect the screen of the messaging platform will be an option for each person and, probably, the user will have the power to choose when a password will be requested.

In addition, the app hopes to include a screen lock that works with fingerprint identification, specifically for Mac computers that have a fingerprint sensor available.

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When will this feature be available?

At the moment, this tool is being developed by the programmers of the Meta company, so the interface is not finished.

In this sense, the screen lock for WhatsApp Web is still not available among its more than two billion users.

Despite this, WABetaInfo hopes to enable this feature for beta testers in the future, and it should gradually roll out to the general public thereafter.


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