WhatsApp testing new feature that lets you search users by their username
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This new update will enhance the process of connecting and improve privacy by eliminating the need to share personal
The report noted that the choice to configure a username is totally optional, and users will always have control over this feature as they can remove their current username at any time.
"Users will be able to connect with others without necessarily disclosing their phone numbers. This is particularly beneficial for those who wish to maintain a level of anonymity or control over their personal information," the report said.
The feature is presently under development and it will be available in a future update of the app.
With a secret code, the users will be able to set a unique password different from what they use to unlock their phones to give their locked chats an extra layer of privacy.
"Rolling out secret code to Chat Lock on WhatsApp so you can protect your chats with a unique password. Now you can set your locked chats to only appear when you type the secret code in the search bar, so no one can unintentionally discover your most private conversations," Meta Founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, said on his WhatsApp Channel.
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