WhatsApp New Feature: Instant messaging platform WhatsApp has implemented end-to-end encryption, so that the chat between the sender and the receiver remains private. But is it enough. Currently, when WhatsApp data is backed up to Google Drive or iCloud. The backup is not encrypted, which means that authorities can issue search warrants to solicit and provide data from these companies, including WhatsApp chats that are not protected by encryption.
However, according to reports, the Facebook-owned company is working on a technology, with the help of which WhatsApp backups can be independently encrypted on Drop. Reports further state that this system has been enabled on the most recent Android platforms of the instant messaging platform WhatsApp Update – version 126.96.36.199.
How will the feature work?
Currently, beta testing is going on for the feature. Users will have the option of opting for this feature, which is understandable as there will be a huge risk involved. Such encryption will require a password or a 64 number recovery key, so that the password can be reset. And any time a person wants to recover his backup from the cloud, he has to use this password or recovery key. Where this sounds right, the big deal is that the password, key, will not be known to WhatsApp, Facebook, Apple or Google, which means the user will have to take responsibility for restoring this backup. And so, if they Forget the password and lose the key, the backup will be lost forever and even WhatsApp will not be able to help it.
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This feature is currently in the testing phase and it is not known whether it will be started or not. This feature will help users to keep their WhatsApp chats and data private, even if third parties such as cloud companies are involved. And this will be a big step in securing user privacy after end-to-end encryption by WhatsApp.