WhatsApp is testing a new screen lock feature for its Desktop application. Desktop WhatsApp is working on a new feature launch, allowing users to include the privacy layer while using the instant messaging platform on PC or laptops. Currently, WhatsApp is facilitating password-enabled access to its users on Android and iOS. Here the users are allowed to set a PIN to open the application. However, no such security feature exists for users who have logged into WhatsApp on a desktop.
As per the report of WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is currently processing a feature that would work on desktops. This app will let the users set up a password to restrict unauthorized access when the user is away from the system. Right now, the feature has yet to be available to users, whereas the quality is at a developmental stage and is expected to be launched to the users in Whatsapp.
The report has also shared a screenshot displaying the new feature in WhatsApp Desktop beta. Once this feature is enabled, the system will ask you to enter a password to open the application on your PC or laptop.
In real-time, the feature is optional and can be enabled under the Settings options in the app. The password mentioned will not be shared anyhow and will be saved locally. If the users forget the password, they need to log out and then log in by using the QR code.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp launched the image blurring capability tool for Desktop Beta users last month. With the alternative blur tool, this feature lets users blur the entire image or choose any particular granular area they desire to hide. The blur button reflects the new drawing tool when a user tries to send an appearance in the chat.