The Chief Execution Officer (CEO) of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg announced on his Facebook page on Monday morning that there will be a new feature on messaging app, WhatsApp that could make chatting more private than before.

“New lock chats in WhatsApp make your conversations more private. They’re hidden in a password protected folder and notifications won’t show sender or message content,” Zuckerberg said.

This means that new messages in the lock folder will display neither the content nor the sender.

WhatsApp’s parent company, Meta said that the new feature will ensure that users will be able to protect their “most intimate conversations”.

The new feature will enable users to lock and hide conversations. This means that users can hide conversations that will require a password or biometric, such as facial recognition or a fingerprint to access it.

The app already has several encrypted messaging and call services like end-to-end encryption, encrypted chat backup, screenshot blocking, disappearing messages and the ability to block access to your status viewers to name a few.

However, local tech experts believe that the app is not that private when it comes to chatting. They said that one of the reasons many opt to use the pirated WhatsApp GB especially non-iOS users.

The new feature will nevertheless equal the scale for iOS users who couldn’t download WhatsApp GB.