One of the most useful and interesting features of WhatsApp is the possibility of using the application on the computer, either through the web version or through the desktop version. This, however, has a drawback that has also intensified since the platform includes multi-device mode. If someone leaves their account open on a PC, and another user accesses that computer, you can easily read the conversations, because the messages are synchronized even when the main device has no connection. Meta, however, is already working on a feature to prevent this.
According to the portal WaBetaInfothe company is developing a feature that will allow block access to whatsapp web —or its respective desktop version— using a password or PIN. In this way, whenever the user wants to enter his account and chat or read the conversations, he must first enter an access code. WhatsApp, yes, will allow you to activate this function optionally. In other words, it will be the owner who chooses whether or not to create a password that he must enter each time he accesses the messaging platform.
The function, yes. can be extremely useful on shared computers. For example, in computers that are used for work, university, etc. Although access is also restricted when logging out, the ability to include a password offers an added bonus of security for when, for example, someone forgets to log out. WhatsApp, however, is still working on this feature, so it is expected to be available in the coming weeks.
WhatsApp now allows you to block access on iOS and Android
The messaging app, remember, it also allows you to protect the start in your app for iOS and Android. In this case, the user can activate the blocking in WhatsApp using Face ID or a fingerprint reader from the system settings. In this way, anyone who uses your device has restricted access to the platform and, therefore, to the conversations.
Instagram, which like WhatsApp is owned by Meta, is also working on the possibility of blocking access to direct messages. That is, the user must enter a PIN whenever he wants to read a message or chat with any user. The conversations will also be end-to-end encrypted, something that has been present in WhatsApp for years.