Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Whatsapp Rolled out end-to-end encrypted chat feature globally

Whatsapp Rolled out end-to-end encrypted chat feature globally

WhatsApp has finally rolled out end-to-end encrypted chat backups for iOS, and Android users globally announced Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday.

The new feature will enable an optional extra protection surface to the Google Drive and iCloud accounts if users want it.

The Facebook-owned popular messaging application stated.

"In rolled this out, we have completed the last step in providing a full end-to-end encrypted messaging event,"

It further said.

"You can now secured your end-to-end encrypted backups with either a password or a 64-digit encryption key that only you know. Neither WhatsApp neither your backup service provider will be able to read your backups or access the key required to unlock it,"

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Here's how to create an end-to-end encrypted backup:

-Open Settings.

-Tap Chats > Chat Backup > End-to-end Encrypted Backup.

-Tap Continue, then follow the prompts to create a password or key.

-Tap Done and wait for WhatsApp to prepare your End-to-End encrypted backups. You might need to connect to power.

Note: You won't restore your backup if you lose your WhatsApp chats and forget your key or password. WhatsApp can not reset your password or restore your backup for you.

How to turn off end-to-end encrypted backup:

- Open Settings.

- Tap Chats > Chat Backup > End-to-end Encrypted Backup.

-Tap Turn Off.

-Enter your password.

-Confirm you want to turn off encrypted backup by tapping Turn Off.

This new feature will enable end-to-end encrypted backups, from sending and transit to receiving and storing in the cloud.

The company added.

"This feature will provide people with more privacy and security for their digital conversations and that's a responsibility that we don't take lightly. Given this, we are rolling this out slowly to ensure a consistent and reliable user experience for people on iOS and Android around the world,"

WhatsApp had for now disabled the features on WhatsApp beta for Android update to protect backup while on Google Drive from unauthorized access. It was disabling later in the beta update for Android users. It was enabled another time, first on iOS this time and later on Android.

Users will have to be careful with passwords or encryption keys as WhatsApp will not restore their chat history if they are lost. The password or the 64-bit encryption key will have to enter every time a user needs to restore their chat history.