WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging application, is soon rolling out end-to-end encryption for Android and iOS cloud backups. With this new move of WhatsApp, users’ chats will be able to remain end-to-end encrypted even after moving to cloud services like Apple iCloud in iOS and Google Drive in Android. Whatsapp messaging app is providing end-to-end encrypted messaging service to its users on its platform since 2016. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg informed about this new feature to the people through a post on the Facebook application.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday shared the information via a post on social media platform Facebook that WhatsApp has completed the process of creating end-to-end encrypted backups and will soon introduce this feature to users for privacy and security. Security protection will be started. This information was shared by WhatsApp that end-to-end encrypted backups will be made available as an option feature for the safety of its users.
Users will be able to turn on this feature manually by going to the app. This feature of WhatsApp will be started to be used for both Android and iOS devices in the coming days. To use this feature in WhatsApp, users will have to enable the option of end-to-end encryption for chat backups via password. Through this feature, users will be able to restore WhatsApp data in future.
By introducing end-to-end encryption for backups through this new feature of WhatsApp, users will be able to secure their chat history, so that no third party can access backups and chats. WhatsApp claims for this feature that neither WhatsApp itself nor backup service providers like Apple’s iCloud and Google’s Google Drive will not have permission to access users’ backups.However, end-to-end encryption is not provided by WhatsApp for the backup stored on both the platforms of WhatsApp, iOS and Android. Right now a third party can see the backups without these features, but with the advent of this new feature, the security of the users’ backups will be fully arranged.