In an effort to boost user privacy and security, it will soon be possible to set a password for the desktop version of WhatsApp.
In an effort to boost user privacy and security, it will soon be possible to set a password for the desktop version of WhatsApp .
WhatsApp is already testing the new access mode via desktop, according to a report published by WABetaInfo . Users will be able to set a password to unlock the computer version of the application. The password will be asked every time the application is opened.
The new security measure is optional and users will have the ability to decide whether to activate it or not. If the password is lost, users will still be able to access their account simply by re-pairing the device to their profile, using the QR code generated on the phone.
This security measure should help users protect their password, for example whenever they use a computer shared with other people. WhatsApp has already been offering for some time the possibility of protecting the app for iOS and Android with a passcode.
We remind you that this feature has not yet been officially announced by WhatsApp. It is currently still under development and it may take several months before we see it on the stable version of WhatsApp Desktop .