How to Lock and Unlock WhatsApp Chats on Mobile and Web

People using social media technology have been facilitated with new and amazing features every next day from different social medias. As WhatsApp has introduced a new feature that allows you to lock your WhatsApp chats.

How to Lock and Unlock WhatsApp Chats on Mobile Phone and Web

In this article we will discuss about how to use Lock Chats feature of WhatsApp on your WhatsApp app and web, and keep your individual or group chats private and protect them from the ones who have been reading your chats and irritating you.

How to Lock and Unlock WhatsApp Chats on Mobile Phone and Web

Here we have discussed different easy and simple ways to guide you about how to use Lock Chats feature of WhatsApp and enjoy using WhatsApp by keeping your privacy.

On Mobile Phone

After complete authentication follow the given guide:

  1. On your mobile phone (iPhone/Android), open WhatsApp.
  2. Now, go to the chat that you want to lock to keep it private.
  3. To access the profile page of the contact, tap the contact's name or number.
  4. Scroll down from there, click on Chat Lock option.
  5. Then, enable the toggle next to Lock this Chat with Fingerprint.

That's it, the chat will not be visible in the chat list.

After beta testing this feature is working on Android, and will start to be working on iOS in near future, the process is same on both.

On WhatsApp Web

WhatsApp lock chats feature is not available for WhatsApp web still, worry not we have the solution. You can use third party apps to keep your chat private on WhatsApp. Here is how to do:

  1. On your browser, install the WhatsApp Lock for WhatsApp web Extension.
  2. To activate the extension, refresh your WhatsApp web App.
  3. Then, in both of the text fields, enter your password.
  4. Click on Change Password option.
  5. Your WhatsApp will be locked automatically after a period of time, and if you want to lock it yourself then refresh the page and WhatsApp will be locked.

To access your WhatsApp web enter your password and click Unlock.

Unlock the Locked Chats on WhatsApp

If you have mistakenly added any chat to Locked chats and now you want to unlock the chat, then follow the method discussed below:

  1. Open WhatsApp, and to access the Locked Chats Prompt, Swipe Down on the WhatsApp chat page.
  2. Click the Locked Chats option and authenticate with your biometric or password.
  3. The, click on the Chat that you want to Unlock.
  4. To access the profile page of the contact, tap on the Contact's name or number.
  5. Scroll down and then click on Chat Lock.
  6. Then, simply turn the toggle off next to Lock this Chat with Fingerprint, and complete authentication with biometric or password.

That's it, you have done.


Q: Can I lock my private chats on WhatsApp?

Ans: Yes, why not, follow the above guide if you want to lock your private chats on WhatsApp.

Q: How to unlock the locked chat on WhatsApp?

Ans: If you have mistakenly added any of your WhatsApp chat to locked chats, then follow the above guide to unlock your locked Chats on WhatsApp.

Q: Will I receive notification if any Locked Chat contact will send me any message?

Ans: Yes, of course you will receive the notification and the notification will not show the content of your private chat.

So, this was a simple and easy guide for the ones who are irritated by their siblings or friend, who enjoy to ruin their privacy by reading their chats, and they wish to have some solution and want to know about how to lock and unlock WhatsApp chats on mobile phone and web.

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