(Technology) WhatsApp is introducing a new feature designed to make it more secure. Since last Thursday, the messaging app has been introducing end-to-end encrypted backups in chats.
WhatsApp already features end-to-end encryption of defaults, which protects messaging among its more than two billion users.
However, the new feature works to provide additional security to secure backups on Google Drive or iCloud. People who want to back up their chats can now save their chats with a password or a 64-digit encryption code if they lose the phone.
A post on WhatsApp’s blog says, “Neither WhatsApp nor your backup service provider will be able to read your backup or access what is needed to open it. ”
This feature ensures that the content uploaded to the cloud is also confidential, which was not previously available. Therefore, it ensures additional levels of security for all text, audio, photos, and videos saved on Google Drive or Apple’s iCloud. According to WhatsApp, “No other global messaging service on this scale provides this level of security for their users’ messages, media, voice messages, video calls and chat backups. ”
The new feature is being started slowly, only users can access the new feature by running an updated version of the app.
Here’s how you can turn on end-to-end encrypted backups.
- Open settings.
- Tap Chats> Chat Backup> End to end encrypted backup.
- Tap (turn on), then follow the password or the signal to create the
- Tap Create, and wait for Whats&2 end encrypted backup to be created. You may need to be connected to the power source.
The messaging platform says users will not be able to restore their backup if they lose WhatsApp chats and forget their password or their password. WhatsApp cannot reset password or backup.