WhatsApp makes another huge change so NO ONE can read your private messages – how to switch it on | The Sun

YOUR WhatsApp is undoubtedly full of private texts so it's no wonder you want to keep them as safe as possible.

Fortunately you can lock the app and even individual chats.

But WhatsApp is now working on a new tool to take security up another level.

One way people could get a sneaky glimpse at your messages is via WhatsApp Web.

Currently, if you leave it on on your laptop and you don't lock the screen anyone can have a nose.

WhatsApp's latest feature could put an end to that worry.

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Even push notifications no longer appear when the screen is locked.

It means you'll have to enter your password to gain access to WhatsApp Web again.

The security boost will be available as an option, so you'll have to switch it on.

But it's not available just yet.

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A screenshot obtained by WABetaInfo shows what it will eventually look like.

For now, only some early testers can use it.

How to join WhatsApp beta

To try out WhatsApp's brand new features you need to be signed up to the beta programme.

If you have an iPhone you'll need to join TestFlight which is usually full.

Apple has instructions here on how to join.

For Android users it's also full at the moment but check this page for updates.

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