WhatsApp Chats Secure: Most people use Facebook’s instant messaging app WhatsApp. Recently, many questions were raised about the privacy of WhatsApp. If you also want to keep your WhatsApp Chats safe then our news is especially for you people.
WhatsApp Chats Secure:
Today we will give you information about how you can keep your WhatsApp chats encrypted end-to-end. Let us know which method will help you.
1) Turn off chat backups
If you feel that you do not need to back up chats and keep WhatsApp Chats encrypted end-to-end, then the steps mentioned below will work for you.
- First of all open the WhatsApp app, then click on the three-dot menu that appears on the right and go to the settings.
- After going to Settings, you will get WhatsApp Chats Backup option in the Chat option.
- Then in Google Drive Settings option you click on Back up to Google Drive option, here you will get five options, Never Never, when I tap for backup (Only when I tap Back up), Daily, Weekly And monthly.
WhatsApp Chats not secure in backup
To secure your WhatsApp chats, you can choose any of the first two options. It is worth noting that if you want, you can change the settings again as per your wish.
The thing to note is that your WhatsApp chats are encrypted end-to-end, but this is not the case with backups. These are not encrypted by the company.
In a FAQ post on WhatsApp, it is clearly mentioned that whatever media and messages you back up in Google Drive is not protected by end-to-end encryption of WhatsApp.
2) WhatsApp Two Factor Authentication
You can protect the app on your smartphone with the help of two-factor authentication. After enabling this feature, if your mobile number is re-inserted and verified on WhatsApp, after OTP, the user will also have to enter this 6 Factor Authentication (2FA) number of 6 digits.
How to enable these features?
To enable this feature, first, open WhatsApp and then go to Settings. After this, tap on the account and click on Two-Step Verification. After this, you will see the option to enable, tap on it and enter the 6 digit of your choice and then you will have to enable this feature by entering the email id.
If you want, you can enable this feature even without entering the email id. Please tell that WhatsApp sometimes asks the user to enter a 6-digit two-factor authentication number so that the user remembers the number.
3) Lock your app
These days, in most smartphones, users get the option to lock the app through fingerprint or face ID such as passcode or biometrics. If your smartphone allows you to lock the app then you should use this feature.
If you ever forget your phone or leave it somewhere else, no one will be able to open your WhatsApp. Not only WhatsApp, but you should also lock other important apps like bank apps and payments apps in the phone.