WhatsApp Desktop seems to be getting a brand new feature in order to improve the app’s security. WABetaInfo, a service that tracks Meta’s encrypted messenger for new and upcoming features, reported that the messaging platform is working to add password protection aka screen lock to WhatsApp Desktop.
According to the details, the screen lock for WhatsApp Desktop will provide an additional layer of security to the app in case the PC or laptop is left unattended to prevent unauthorized use and access to the users’ chats. However, the new feature is still under development and will be released to a handful of beta testers soon.
Furthermore, the password protection or screen lock feature will remain optional for WhatsApp Desktop users, which is similar to the Android version of the messaging app, which has its built-in fingerprint lock, and iOS version as well, which has a Touch ID or Face ID, depending on the iPhone.
WhatsApp has also launched its companion mode, a feature that allows you to use the same phone number of multiple phones by linking your primary account to a secondary smartphone to access all the regular features offered by the encrypted messaging platform.