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How to Hide or Lock Particular Chat on WhatsApp

Whatsapp is the most popular instant messenger in the world where millions of users chat, message and share images/videos every day. Users share lots of personal information on WhatsApp. Although WhatsApp keeps your chats secure with the outside world but what about someone take your phone read your private WhatsApp conversations. In that situation, you can use app lock or even there is a way with that you can Lock Particular Chat on WhatsApp with Password.

WhatsApp already working on adding a layer of extra security which lock the app with Fingerprint. That will be a native feature built inside the app and will be way safer than using the third-party fingerprint lock to keep your WhatsApp chats safe. For now, we share three ways to To hide or lock personal chat on Whatsapp.

There are few apps like WhatLock or Locker for Whats Chat that will help you Lock Particular Chat on WhatsApp. These apps enable users to lock their selected WhatsApp conversations with a password or Fingerprint without locking the entire application. You can also Lock status of friends in WhatsApp. In order to Lock Particular Chat on WhatsApp, you need to lock the app in memory.

How to Hide or Lock Particular Chat on WhatsApp

Here we share three methods, one is to Hide particular chat on WhatsApp and two methods to Lock personal chat on WhatsApp. We also share a fix to solve the issue if the above method won’t work.

Hide Particular Chat on WhatsApp

If you don’t want to lock an app and want to simply hide it from your conversation screen then you don’t need any third party app. You can simply hide a chat on WhatsApp by long press on a chat and archive that chat. Once archived the chat will hide and you can find it at the bottom of the conversation screen in the Archive folder.

  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Long press on a chat and tap on the Archive icon given at the top.
  3. Once clicked chat will be archived or hidden.
  4. You can now check the archived chat at the bottom of the chat window.
  5. Tap on Archived chats to show your chats.
  6. To unarchive or unhide a chat, long press on it and tap on archive icon.

Lock Particular Chat on WhatsApp using WhatLock App

WhatLock is one of the best apps to lock WhatsApp chats. This app helps you lock selected WhatsApp chat or status with a password without locking the entire application. Fingerprint authentication is also supported for devices with a fingerprint sensor.

  1. Download and install Lock for Whatsapp – WhatLock app from Play Store.
  2. Launch the app.
  3. Create a password of your choice.
  4. It will ask for Contacts permission, Allow it.
  5. Next, Grant accessibility permissions and Notification Access.
  6. Now, tap on the lock icon next to contacts or click on ‘+’ icon to add the chat you need to lock.
  7. You also need to remove the app from battery optimization or lock the app in the background. We will discuss this later on this post.

Lock WhatsApp Chat using Locker for Whats Chat App

Like WhatLock, this app will also help you lock selected WhatsApp chat with a fingerprint or password without locking the entire application. Both the apps have a clean design and serve there purpose perfectly.

  1. Download and install Locker for Whats Chat App from Play Store.
  2. Launch the app.
  3. Create a password of your choice.
  4. Provide a recovery e-mail address, to retrieve your password in case you forget it.
  5. Next, Grant accessibility permissions.
  6. Now, tap on  ‘+’ icon to add the chat you need to lock.
  7. You also need to remove the app from battery optimization or lock the app in the background. We will discuss this later on this post.

Disable App Battery Optimization and Lock App in Background

Try these only if the above apps won’t lock your chat. Battery optimization helps conserve battery power on your device and by default, it’s ON for all apps. But some apps need to run on background in order to work correctly. You can easily Disable App Battery Optimization and Lock the App in Background by following below steps.

Disable App Battery Optimization

  1. Open the Settings app and tap Battery
  2. Tap the Options menu button (the three dots in the upper right)
  3. Tap Battery optimization.
  4. Click on the app and tap Don’t optimize.

Lock App in Background

  1. Press the options or Recent Key.
  2. It will Open all your Recent Apps.
  3. Just swipe down on the app you wanted to run in the background.
  4. Or click on three dots on the top right of the app and click Lock.
  5. Now a lock symbol will be displayed on the app.

Wrapping Up:

If you are concern about your privacy and don’t want someone to take your phone read your private WhatsApp conversations, you should try above apps. Both apps not only serve there purpose and Lock Particular Chat on WhatsApp but also has intuitive design and easy to use interface. If you have any queries regarding the post, leave the message in the comment box below.

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Sumit is a Tech and Gadget freak and loves writing about Android and Tech, his favorite past time is playing video games and binge-watching TV Series.

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