How To Lock/Hide Particular WhatsApp Conversation

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There nothing more ridiculing than somebody reading your private WhatsApp conversations. Well, it happens with all of us, and at that very instance we wish we could have just locked the app, or the conversation at least to protect our privacy. Never mind, the days are gone, as in case you are an iPhone user, the jailbreak community has come up with a very interesting tweak that goes by the name ConvoProtect that lets you lock/hide particular WhatsApp conversation. The conversation is then unlocked only when the right passcode for it has been entered. We at SwapMyApp are pretty amazed with such a tweak coming into existence, as it is actually a much needed tweak for frequent WhatsApp users. We will talk about the functionality of this tweak in the later part of this post, and here is how you can get it on your iPhone instantly.

How To Lock/Hide Particular WhatsApp Conversation

NOTE: Make sure you have a jailbroken iPhone and access to default jailbreak app Cydia on it. In case you haven’t jailbroken your iPhone, you can follow our step by step guide below. We highly recommend you to take a complete backup of all the data on your iPhone before proceeding, just in case something goes wrong.

Step 1: On your device’s springboard, find Cydia app, and tap it to launch it. There, on the lower navigation menu, tap on the Search button and search for ConvoProtect tweak.

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The tweak is available under the BigBoss repository for a price of $1.99 USD, however you can get the cracked version for free once its uploaded. To download almost all Cydia tweaks for free, you can refer to our tutorial below.

Step 2: Tap on the Install/Purchase button on top right corner to download and install the tweak. You can then tap on Return To Cydia button to exit Cydia.

Step 3: To navigate to the settings page, simply browse to Settings->ConvoProtect to configure its settings. There, you will find a page similar to the one in the screenshot below.

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Step 4: Here, you can toggle switches to enable/disable the tweak, auto accept the passcode, and also numeric keypad to enter the passcode. You can also choose to hide the last text which is usually seen at the WhatsApp app page for the conversations you choose to lock.

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Instead of the last message, it will show a blank space over there.

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Step 5: Further, you can enter a phone number for which you want to lock all the conversations here. You will be able to choose a pass code as well for the locked conversations on this page.

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Apart from WhatsApp, you can use this tweak to lock KIK conversations too. You can also choose to lock the preferences page from the tweaks configuration page instantly, so that nobody can make any changes to the settings without having the pass code.

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Once locked, navigate to your WhatsApp app to check if it works. You should see a screen similar to the one below, with the locked conversation showing a blank white space. Tap on it and you will be asked to enter the pre-set passcode to unlock the conversation. Simply enter the code, and you are good to go.

That’s it. The tweak was much needed, and it is finally here with us. ConvoProtect definitely gets a +1 from our side. Never miss a single how-to at SwapMyApp, follow us on Facebook and Twitter and keep subscribed to our newsletters (We promise, we’ll never spam your inbox).

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