WhatsApp Enhancing Privacy with New Locked Chats Feature and International Payments

WhatsApp is introducing locked chats feature, ensuring privacy on primary and linked devices.

  • WhatsApp is introducing locked chats feature, ensuring privacy on primary and linked devices.
  • The app is also developing international payments feature using Unified Payments Interface (UPI).
  • Users will have control over enabling and managing these privacy and payment features.

WhatsApp continues its commitment to user privacy with the introduction of new features designed to enhance security and convenience. One notable addition is the locked chats feature, allowing users to protect their conversations with a secret code, now available not only on primary devices but also on linked devices. This feature ensures that sensitive chats remain hidden from unauthorized access across all platforms, providing users with greater peace of mind.

In addition to bolstering privacy, WhatsApp is also venturing into the realm of financial transactions with the development of international payments. Leveraging the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), users in India will soon be able to conduct international payments directly through the app. This feature will enable seamless money transfers abroad, subject to availability in countries where banks have enabled international UPI services. Users will have the flexibility to enable and manage these features according to their preferences, further enhancing their experience on the messaging platform.