WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned messaging app has rolled out a new feature that makes the app’s backup end-to-end encrypted for iOS users.
The new update would enable “end-to-end encrypted backup” which makes WhatsApp automatically backup users’ encrypted chat history on iCloud.
Is your backup end-to-end encrypted?
After enabling “End-to-end Encrypted backup”, WhatsApp will automatically back up your encrypted chat history on iCloud.
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By enabling this feature on their iOS, users can secure their backup from unauthorised access.
To discover whether you’re one of the selected beta testers, follow these steps:
- Open WhatsApp Settings.
- Tap on “Chats,” then “Chat Backup.”
- On “Chat Backup,” toggle on “End-to-end Encrypted Backup.”
When WhatsApp backup is end-to-end encrypted, nobody — including WhatsApp, Facebook and Apple — can see its content, because it’s encrypted using a password or a 64-digit encryption key.
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