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WhatsApp update: Chat lock on linked devices coming soon

WhatsApp update: Chat lock on linked devices coming soon

WhatsApp is rolling out new features to beta users on Android, enhancing both security and user interaction. One of the major updates includes the extension of the chat lock feature to linked devices. This means that private chats locked on the primary device will now also be locked on any linked devices, addressing a previous privacy concern where these chats could be accessed on secondary devices. This extension aims to improve overall privacy for users who link multiple devices to their WhatsApp account.

Another exciting feature is the ability to tag contacts in status updates, adding a new dimension to user interaction and making status updates more engaging.

Meta-owned WhatsApp is not just focusing on Android but is also working on customization features for iOS. According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp for iOS will soon allow users to customize the main color palette and chat bubble colors. This feature was initially tested in January, allowing beta users to select from five different color schemes. The latest beta version expands this customization to include chat bubble colors, enhancing user personalization of the app.

These updates aim to improve the user experience on both Android and iOS. By extending chat lock to linked devices, WhatsApp significantly boosts security, while the ability to tag contacts in status updates and customize color schemes enhances user engagement and personalization.

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