What are the best WhatsApp lock apps?

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    #1AppLock

    AppLock

    AppLock is an Android app by DoMobile Lab. It locks apps like Facebook, Whatsapp, Gallery, Messenger, SMS, Contacts, Gmail, Settings, and any app chosen. Other than locking incoming calls, it prevents unauthorized access and guard privacy.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Benjamin Hernandez
    Written on January 20, 2017
    "Worried about a possible password compromise? Use your finger to unlock any app you choose! This ensures peace of mind that unauthorized access of your most sensitive information never happens. Using software and security measures intended for prevention of data theft, AppLock is perfect for those who want their data secured all day and night."
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    #2Smart AppLock

    Smart AppLock

    Smart AppLock (App Protect) is a tool used to lock mobile phone features in order to protect them from privacy leaks. It can lock privacy, apps, incoming calls, settings, and markets. It can also disguise lock screens to prevent break-ins.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Kenneth Moreno
    Written on February 19, 2017
    "***** I absolutely love this app! First, your password can be your fingerprint - how easy is that. Second, I have two young children who constantly get on my phone and have played games where they can purchase extra coins, bids, etc. Now the poor little things are unable to access my phone - waaah! Seriously, you need to get this app. It's the best on the market with between 5,000,000 - 10,000,000 downloads!"
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    #3Private Zone

    Private Zone

    Private Zone allows users to lock up their Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Messenger, gallery and other important apps which may leak their privacy. The privacy and hider app is developed by Leomaster for Android devices.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Bruce Davidson
    Written on January 8, 2017
    "Private zone is the solution to lock apps such as whatsapp, facebook and others. It allows another layer of security, putting a password on apps you don't want people to open directly. It adds safety if your phone is every compromised, people won't be able to access your sensitive apps."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that WhatsApp was founded by former Yahoo! employees Brian Acton and Jan Koum in 2009? After leaving Yahoo! in 2007, both of them traveled to South America to unwind and play frisbee. They even tried to apply for a job at Facebook but were not successfully hired. Koum then just relied on his $400,000 savings he got from Yahoo! for years. In 2009, Koum purchased an iPhone and thought of a potential app that could be downloaded from Apple App Store. He learned the code all by himself while doing the app. In addition, Koum has taped a note from his co-founder Brian that reads “No Ads! No Games! No Gimmicks!" so that they will only focus on creating a pure messaging experience. 

Koum called it "WhatsApp" because it sounds like "what's up" or the phrase we use when we start a conversation with someone. On February 24, 2009, also his birthday, he incorporated WhatsApp Inc. in California. Meanwhile, in 2014, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion. Back then, it was the Facebook's largest purchase acquisition. Some people even thought that Facebook's decision to buy WhatsApp is a bad idea, considering its high price. However, in 2017, Facebook CEO announced that WhatsApp already has over 1.5 billion users, and an average of 60 billion messages are being sent each day.

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    #4Hexlock App Lock & Photo Vault

    Hexlock App Lock & Photo Vault
    Hexlock is an app lock that will protect your privacy and secure your apps with up to six unique profiles to cover every situation.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jack Ryan
    Written on February 15, 2017
    "Hexlock App Lock and Photo Vault is perfect for a Whatsapp lock. I am able to keep my messages safe with an easy setup, and only locking whatever app I want instead of the entire phone. Plus, I can let others use my phone without worrying about getting in my messaging business with this handy lock app. Hexlock also tracks any suspicious activity, so you feel really secure!"
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    #5AppLock - Fingerprint

    AppLock - Fingerprint

    AppLock - Fingerprint is a free AppLocker or App Protector for Android devices developed by SpSoft. It helps in locking and protecting apps using a password, pattern, or fingerprint. It locks Facebook, WhatsApp, gallery app, and more.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Roger Morgan
    Written on March 29, 2017
    "I'd just transferred some "found" money into 15 different off shore bank accounts and now I needed a secure way to store the account numbers and passwords. So I put them in a text file on my iPhone. Then I downloaded and installed AppLock to keep anyone from opening Notes. Used the fingerprint verification protocol to protect them. CAN NOT ACCESS NOTES NOW!! PLEASE HELP. URGENT!! ps. Would not recommend."
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    #6Lock for Whats Messenger

    Lock for Whats Messenger
    WhatsApp Lock is a way to lock WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Kik, Tango, Hangout, SMS etc.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Michael Moore
    Written on January 19, 2017
    "I like this because I feel like my privacy is protected if something ever happened to my phone. Especially with nosey siblings. I use it for all my apps! Just any extra measure of security."
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    #7Perfect AppLock

    Perfect AppLock

    Perfect AppLock lets users protect any applications they want via PIN, Pattern or Gesture. The app can lock the following: Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, SMS, Email, Gallery, Camera, USB connection, Settings, and any other chosen apps.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Israel Rocha
    Written on February 26, 2017
    "I don't suspect someone is snooping on me, but I've heard horror stories to not protect my stuff. This app is perfect for locking down your apps so no one can see your content, or post stuff under your name. Like I said, I'm not really that concerned, but I know I'd be if someone started snooping through my files, or started posting prank status updates. "
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    #8Messenger and Chat Lock

    Messenger and Chat Lock
    This app lets you protect most popular messaging and chat applications. You can lock WhatsApp, Facebook and many more by using a PIN. Keep your privacy and maintain secure!
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Daniel Griffin
    Written on February 5, 2017
    "Chatlock is a simple and effective application you can use for your mobile device. I love this service! The fact that it is free to download is a huge perk to me. It's 4 star rating and 175,000+ downloads gives me confidence that the app meets it's claims. It works by allowing you to assign pin number protected access to social media and messaging applications. I've had my facebook account accessed without my permission when my phone was stolen. Embarrassing and malicious information was posted by someone else pretending to be me. It was a very damaging experience. I had friends and relatives angry and worried about my mental well being. It took a long time to put out all of the fires this caused in my social circle. This application would have prevented this disaster. It let's me choose which social media messaging apps I want to protect. Then it's a simple process of assigning a pin number to my protected apps. It will also take a picture of anyone attempting to access your phone with the front facing camera!!! I love Chatlock and the added protection it provides gives me the security I need. It makes me feel more comfortable and confident to leave my phone out and let others use it. Download this APP!"
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    #9lockIO

    lockIO

    lockIO is a free security app for Android devices featuring Applocker, Photo Vault and Power Off Blocker. With this app you can lock apps with a password, turn off your phone and protect it from thieves, hide photos in your photo vault, and more.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ivar Cifre
    Written on February 8, 2018
    "With lockIO you can lock apps as every other app locker, hide photos or videos in a vault but most importantly you can protect a basic setting when a thief steals any device: power off your phone. lockIO is the ONLY app locker that incorporates this Power Lock feature, making it unique among app lockers. By securing the power off process with a password request, only owners can de-activate their phones, and thus thieves will have to switch strategies when stealing a power-locked phone."
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    #10CM AppLock

    CM AppLock

    CM AppLock is an app that lets users lock contacts, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger from prying eyes and nosy friends. It can also lock your gallery, photos, and files.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Claire Ma
    Written on September 2, 2018
    "Just heard this from my best friend since its what she’s usung for keeping her messaging apps private especially for whatsapp!!! 😅 so now I also gave this a try because ya know, my friends always use my phone camera and they might check messages or so just to check if you akready have a loevlife. Weird but things like that actually happen 😅😅"
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    #11Locker for Whats Chat App

    Locker for Whats Chat App

    Locker for WhatsApp is an app that allows you to lock and unlock any Whatsapp chat, whether it's group or private, on your phone. You can easily protect all your sensitive information, pictures, and conversations.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Evelyn Chen
    Written on September 2, 2018
    "I agreee 💯with @Herry. Also been using this for security reasons, and its not as difficult as it looks to use because you just have to enter a pin and thats it! It’s helpful especially for those who want some privacy "
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    #12Social Password Lock Manager

    Social Password Lock Manager

    Social Password Lock Manager is an application created by Khadija Burhanpur. It is a passcode lock for Whatsapp conversations. it also offers Whatsapp chat wallpapers and background images.

    Apps

    iOS

    $1.99

    mufaddal badri
    Written on January 8, 2019
    "Try WhatsApp Lock for iPhone / iPad. Works Perfectly ... have a look ... Totally Genuine."
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    #13Fingerprint Login: PassKey Password & Apps Lock

    Fingerprint Login: PassKey Password & Apps Lock
    Add fingerprint security to any app: WhatsApp, iMessage, Facebook & more
    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Patrick Gutierrez
    Written on March 19, 2017
    "I absolutely love Fingerprint Login. I no longer have to worry about someone else gaining access to my phone and getting into my personal things/information. With this app, all of my other apps are secure and only my fingerprint will get them open. Now that is comfort."
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    #14Cisdem AppCrypt

    Cisdem AppCrypt

    Cisdem AppCrypt is software for Mac that securely locks application such as Facebook, Twitter, and many more so as to prevent the user from getting distracted. Moreover, it also locks Photos App with a password.

    Software

    Mac

    $29.99- Varies by plan

    Rosa Reyes
    Written on January 4, 2019
    "It helps to lock all kinds of apps on Mac, also enables users to block websites. Such a block can be scheduled, users can have a powerful control on the safety of their apps or personal data."

Summary

Best What are the best WhatsApp lock apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AppLockApps 17 Free
2Smart AppLockApps 11 Free
3Private ZoneApps 8 Free
4Hexlock App Lock & Photo VaultApps 7 Free
5AppLock - FingerprintApps 7 Free
6Lock for Whats MessengerApps 7 Free
7Perfect AppLockApps 7 Free
8Messenger and Chat LockApps 6 Free
9lockIOApps 4 Free
10CM AppLockApps 2 Free
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