WhatsApp will boost locked chats privacy and status updates with new features

Users will soon be able to mention their contacts in their status updates.

WhatsApp will boost locked chats privacy and status updates with new features
WhatsApp notifications in settings menu
Credit: Hadlee Simons / Android Authority
  • WhatsApp is working on extending its locked chats feature to linked devices.
  • WhatsApp is also testing the ability to privately mention specific contacts in your status updates.

WhatsApp, the widely-used messaging platform, is preparing to roll out some significant updates designed to optimize user privacy and engagement. WaBetaInfo discovered these features in recent beta builds of the app.

First off, WhatsApp is working on enhancing chat privacy by bringing its locked chats feature to linked devices. This feature was spotted in the WhatsApp Beta for Android 2.24.8.4 update, which is available on the Google Play Store.