Working from home? Have kids running around, snatching your phone to play their favourite mobile game? With privacy becoming the need of the hour, it is important to lock messages and WhatsApp chats so that others cannot peak into your personal life. If you are searching for’ how to lock WhatsApp?’, then we have the answer for you. Read on to know how to lock WhatsApp in iPhone and also how to lock WhatsApp in Android phones.

How To Lock WhatApp in Android Phone

An easy way to lock WhatsApp on Android phone is by enabling fingerprint lock. To do so,

  • Open WhatsApp > tap More options
  • Then go to > Settings > Account > Privacy.
  • Scroll to the bottom and tap Fingerprint lock.
  • Turn on Unlock with fingerprint.
  • Touch the fingerprint sensor to confirm your fingerprint.
  • You can tap to select the amount of time before fingerprint authentication is prompted.
  • Turn on Show content in notifications if you’d like to preview message text inside new message notifications.

To disable fingerprint lock:

  • Open WhatsApp > tap More options > Settings > Account > Privacy.
  • Scroll to the bottom and tap Fingerprint lock.
  • Turn off Unlock with a fingerprint.
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It is important to note that these steps on how to lock WhatsApp in Android phone only works on on Android devices with a fingerprint sensor running Android 6.0+ that support the Google fingerprint API. This feature isn’t supported on the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, or Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

How To Lock WhatsApp in iPhone

The new version 2.19.20 version of WhatsApp on iOS allows users to lock the app using iPhone’s biometric locks—Touch ID or Face ID. To enable the Face ID feature,

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Go to Settings>Account>Privacy>Screen lock.
  • Turn on Require Face ID.

Remember, in case Touch ID or Face ID doesn’t unlock WhatsApp, you can enter your iPhone passcode to unlock WhatsApp chat.

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