With the new WhatsApp Beta v126.96.36.199, WhatsApp is adding a new Secret Code feature to the Chat Lock section.
The Secret Code is added as a new toggle inside the Chat Lock settings in WhatsApp Beta v188.8.131.52. It provides users with the option to hide the entry point to open locked chats.
After configuring a secret code, the entry point to view locked chats will no longer appear in the chat list. Instead, users can access these chats by entering the secret code into the search bar within the Chats tab.
This ensures the top level of privacy of your sensitive chats, even when someone gains physical access to a user’s phone. This is important for safeguarding sensitive or personal information from prying eyes, reports WABetaInfo.