How to put password on whatsapp

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It is very important to know how to set a password on WhatsApp, especially if you use the messenger as a work tool or even keep private conversations that cannot be accessed by anyone.

Regardless of the use given to the tool, it is important to keep it safe from data theft and cloning in case your cell phone is lost or stolen — ensuring your privacy and your messages. Check below how to do this on Android, iPhone and even the web version of the messenger!

How does it work to put password on WhatsApp?

WhatsApp natively offers the function of entering password via biometrics on both Android and iOS operating systems, as well as the option to enable two-step verification. However, Android users can still use a third-party platform capable of blocking access to system apps, providing an extra layer of security.

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In the case of the web version of the messenger, it is necessary to use a Google Chrome extension that, among other features, also allows you to put a password on WhatsApp.

How to put password on WhatsApp on Android

  1. Open WhatsApp, tap the “Three dots” and select “Settings”;
  2. Go to the “Account” tab and click on “Privacy”;
  3. Scroll the next tab to the end and tap on “Fingerprint lock”;
  4. Enable the option “Unlock with fingerprint” to put password on WhatsApp;
  5. Then select how long the app should be blocked automatically.

How to put WhatsApp password on iPhone

  1. Open WhatsApp and tap “Settings” on the right of the bottom menu;
  2. Go to the “Account” tab and click on “Privacy”;
  3. Scroll the next tab to the end and tap on “Screen lock”;
  4. Enable the option “Request Face ID” to put password on WhatsApp;
  5. Then select how long the app should be blocked automatically.

How to enable 2-step verification

With two-step verification, WhatsApp now asks for the PIN code you created whenever you set up the messenger on a new phone. In addition, the platform will periodically ask you to enter the PIN to access it.

  1. Open WhatsApp and access the “Settings” tab;
  2. Go to the “Account” tab and click on “Two-Step Verification”;
  3. Tap “Activate” and enter a 6-digit PIN and then confirm it;
  4. Enter an email address to recover the password in case you need to recover it;
  5. Two-step confirmation is enabled, so click “OK” to put password on WhatsApp.

How to put password on WhatsApp using AppLock

If you want to add another layer of security to your messenger access, you can use AppLock to require a password every time WhatsApp is opened.

  1. Download and install AppLock on your phone (Play Store);
  2. When opening it, create a password;
  3. Click any app from the home screen and give the app the necessary permissions, such as allowing it to monitor and override other apps;
  4. Back on the AppLock home screen, find WhatsApp and click on the “Open Padlock” icon to close it;
  5. Once this is done, the app will put a password on WhatsApp and you will need to enter it every time the messenger is opened.

How to put password on WhatsApp Web

To put a password on WhatsApp Web, you will need a Google Chrome extension called WA Web Plus for WhatsApp.

  1. download the WA Web Plus for WhatsApp from the Chrome Web Store;
  2. Access WhatsApp Web and click on the extension icon in the upper right corner;
  3. Locate the option “Enable screen lock” and click “Set password”;
  4. Enter the password and click “Change”;
  5. Then activate the option “Enable screen lock”;

  6. Once this is done, the extension will put a password on WhatsApp Web and you will have to enter it every time you want to access the messenger.

Can I put a password in only one conversation?

The answer is yes! If you want to have only a few specific conversations, know that you can put a password in conversations within WhatsApp. However, this can only be done on Android phones using the Locker for Whats Chat App.

Ready! From now on you know exactly how to set WhatsApp password on Android, iPhone and even the web version of the messenger.

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