WhatsApp would allow you to block access to the desktop version with a password

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App users will be able to choose whether or not to use this option to have more control and privacy in their conversations

WhatsApp would allow blocking access to the desktop version with a password

WhatsApp Web could have a password to enter the application. (Photo: Pixabay)

If someone leaves their account open on the computer and another user is using the same PC, they can easily read the conversations on WhatsApp because messages are synced even when the primary device is offline . However, Meta is already working on a feature to prevent this.

One ​​of the most useful and interesting features of WhatsApp is the ability to to use the application on a computer either through the web version or the desktop version. However, this has a drawback, which is further enhanced by the fact that the platform includes a multi-device mode. This could change in the coming weeks.

According to the WaBetaInfo portal, the company is developing a feature that will allow access to WhatsApp Web (or its desktop equivalent) to be blocked using a password or PIN.

Therefore, whenever the user wants to log in to their account and chat or read conversations, they will need to enter the passcode first. Yes, for those who were wondering, WhatsApp allows you to activate this function selectively. In other words, the owner decides if he creates a password that he must enter every time he uses the instant messaging platform.

WhatsApp would allow blocking access to Desktop version with a password

WhatsApp Web. (photo: WABetaInfo)

The function, yes, can be very useful on computers that are shared. For example, on computers used at work, university, etc. Although access is also restricted when you log out, adding a password provides additional security, for example, if someone forgets to log out of the app.

But WhatsApp is still working on this feature, so you have to wait for it to be available in the next few weeks.

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How to create a password for WhatsApp web with the help of extensions

As already mentioned, in WhatsApp Web you can expose all personal conversations with other people who have access to the computer where this platform stays open, whether at work or at home.

But, for now, there is an extension call WA Web Plus for WhatsAppwhich locks conversations with a password. It can be used like this:

1. Access the plugin page and click on 'Add to Chrome'. If you use Google Chrome, Edge, Rave< /b> or any other web browser will work fine

2. Click on ‘Add Extension’ which is added to WA Web Plus for WhatsApp.

3. Enter a password and press ‘Enter’ on the keyboard to set it on WhatsApp.

4. To use Web WhatsApp with a password, just access the Web WhatsApp (web.whatsapp.com) and you will see the password request. Enter the same one that was placed in the settings and press ‘Enter’ to access all the conversations.

WhatsApp would allow blocking access to the desktop version with a password

WA Web Plus for WhatsApp. (photo: Google Chrome)

Meta seeks greater security in the messages of its social networks

Last but not least , it should be remembered that currently users can protect the use of the app on iOS and Android. In this case, the user can activate the lock in WhatsApp using Face ID or a fingerprint reader from the system settings. Thus, anyone using the device will have limited access to the platform and therefore to the conversations.

Instagram is also trying to block access to messages direct. This means that the user must enter a PIN every time they want to read a message or chat with another person. Chats are also end-to-end encrypted, which WhatsApp has had for years.

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