Secret files on whatsapp! Ever wondered if that could be a reality someday?

WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app, has been a game-changer in the world of communication. With its user-friendly interface and end-to-end encryption, it has made it easier for people to communicate with each other from anywhere in the world. However, up until now, there has been no way to share sensitive or confidential information through the app, such as passwords or private documents. But that is all set to change with the introduction of a new feature that allows users to share secret files on WhatsApp.

Sharing masked or secret files on Whatsapp is soon going to be a possibility
Sharing masked or secret files on Whatsapp is soon going to be a possibility (Pic Credits: The Storiest)

What is the new feature?

Users will be able to transfer encrypted files that can only be accessed by the receiver using the new function, which is still under development. The information will be kept private since the files will be encrypted with a secure technique and saved on the recipient’s device. Users may securely and easily communicate private papers, bank account information, and other sensitive information with the use of this function.

How to share secret files on Whatsapp?

The following is how to exchange private files on WhatsApp:

Download WhatsApp’s most recent version: You must download WhatsApp’s most recent version from the App Store or Google Play Store in order to enjoy the new functionality.

Conversation starter: After installing the most recent version of WhatsApp, you may start a chat with the receiver.

Share the secret file: You must touch on the attachment icon and choose the “Share Secret File” option in order to share the secret file. Next, after choosing the file to share, touch the “Send” button.

To read the secret file, the receiver will then be prompted to provide a password in a notice. The receiver must enter the password that has been specified by the sender in order to see the file.

Access the secret file: After providing the password, the receiver can access the secret file. The file will be saved on their device and is accessible whenever necessary.

(Also Read: 5 Ways to Use WhatsApp on Two Phones)


It is important to note that the new feature is still in the testing phase and may not be available on all devices yet. However, it is expected to be rolled out soon, and once it does, it is a sure-shot gain in the market. Just like Email by google has a protected files method with a password that could be shared once or generated new via OTP every single time, this is the next step in the world of privacy. But be rest assured, plugging into your earphones to open even a still picture sent by your friend still tops the list!!

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