When using the instant messaging service on a PC or laptop, users will soon be able to add another privacy layer thanks to a new feature being developed for WhatsApp Desktop.
The desktop edition of the Meta-owned app is now testing a new screen lock functionality. Users of WhatsApp may currently establish a PIN to start the app and have password-protected access on both iOS and Android.
However, there hasn’t been a security option like this for WhatsApp desktop users. To prevent unauthorized access while a user is away from the machine, WhatsApp is developing a new feature for the desktop client, according to a report.
The function, which is still in development and not yet accessible to consumers, is anticipated to be made available to beta testers in the upcoming days.
A screenshot of the new functionality in WhatsApp Desktop beta is also included in the story. Users will need to provide a password to use the application on their PC or laptop once this functionality is activated.
The rumored functionality appears to be optional as of right now and can be turned on in the app’s settings. The password, which will be held locally, won’t reportedly be shared by the app as a result.
As a result, whenever a user forgets their password, they must log out and then log in again using the QR code.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp last month made the feature for image blurring available to Desktop Beta users. In June of this year, it was originally mentioned that a desktop beta version of the tool was being developed.
The alternate blur tool in this feature allows users to blur the entire image or just a specific area that they want to hide. When a user attempts to send a picture in the conversation, the new drawing tool’s blur button appears.
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