Photos and videos will not leak from WhatsApp Saying New Feature
WhatsApp is preparing to release end-to-end encryption for cloud backups on Android and iOS soon. With this new move of the company, users’ chats will remain end-to-end encrypted even after moving to cloud services like Apple iCloud and Google Drive.
Let us tell you that the instant messaging app has been offering end-to-end encrypted messages on its platform since 2016. The CEO of Facebook has given information about the new feature through a post.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg informed through a post on Friday that WhatsApp has completed the process of creating end-to-end encrypted backups and will soon roll out a new layer of privacy and security protection for users. will start.
It has been informed by the company that end-to-end encrypted backups will be made available to users as an optional feature. Users will have to turn it on manually by going to the app.
The feature will be rolled out to both Android and iOS devices in the coming weeks. Users will need to create a password to enable end-to-end encryption for their chat backups in WhatsApp. This will be needed by the users at the time of restoring the backup in the future.
Enabling end-to-end encryption for backups will allow users to protect their chat history. So that no third party can access them.
The company claims that neither WhatsApp nor backup service providers like Apple and Google will have access to end-to-end encrypted keys and backups of users.
However, end-to-end encryption is not yet provided by WhatsApp for the backups stored in both places. That is, a third party can see the backups. But, with the arrival of the new feature, another circle of security will also be ready.
The level of security in this new feature of WhatsApp will be similar to the way WhatsApp offers end-to-end encryption for messages on its platform.