'Siyabonga Mark Z' - What Mzansi thinks of WhatsApp's new lock feature
If you thought the blue tick on WhatsApp would kill relationships, the company had another hold my beer moment when it announced that its latest update will allow you to lock the app.
A new security feature, which rolled out to iPhone this week, will prevent people from accessing your WhatsApp without your fingerprint or iris.
That means people won't be able to read your messages, even if your phone is unlocked.
Unless you pull a Beyoncé
To activate it, all you have to do is navigate to Settings > Account > Privacy and enable the Screen Lock feature.
WhatsApp users around the world were surprised by the move, even though the security-conscious ones were probably already locking their app with other workarounds.
Users took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the news and even thanked malume Zuckerberg for helping them keep their messages away from prying eyes.
I mean why are we even dating in the first place if you're gonna lock your WhatsApp? Voetsek— sunshine. (@SeketeLourraine) February 4, 2019
cheating is so much work.— t (@yeahiamtshego) February 4, 2019
now, you guys have to lock your whatsapp.
This Touch ID and Face ID on WhatsApp isn't a good one, after going through the stress to unlock the phone one will still go through another to open WhatsApp chat😒.— 90's bae (@peju_bae) February 4, 2019