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WhatsApp would allow you to block 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, you can easily read the conversations on WhatsApp because the messages are synced even when the main device is offline. Nevertheless, Goal already working on one function To avoid this.

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One of the most useful and interesting features of WhatsApp is the possibility of using the app in 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 function that will allow blocking access to WhatsApp Web (or its desktop equivalent) through a password either PIN.

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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 whether to create a password that he must enter each time he uses the platform. instant messaging.

WhatsApp Web. (photo: WABetaInfo)
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 by signing out, adding a password provides additional security, for example, if someone forgets to log out of the app.

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

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

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

But, for the moment, there is an extension called WA Web Plus for WhatsApp which locks conversations with a password. This is how it can be used:

1. Access the plugin page and click on ‘Add to Chrome’. if used Google Chrome, edge, Rave or any other Web navigatorit will work correctly

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 fix it on WhatsApp.

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

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

Meta seeks greater security in the messages of its social networks

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

instagram You are also trying to block access to direct messages. This means that the user must enter a PIN every time he wants 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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