WhatsApp’s end-to-end encrypted chat backups for iOS and Android are disposable starting Thursday, Facebook announced. The institution has offered end-to-end encryption for chats for years, but with this caller change, you tin get that aforesaid level of encryption with your backups.
WhatsApp backups are stored successful iCloud oregon Google Drive, but that means that Apple oregon Google could manus implicit the backups to governments oregon instrumentality enforcement if compelled. With the alteration disposable connected Thursday, you tin unafraid your WhatsApp unreality backups with a password oregon a 64-digit encryption key, which theoretically means that nary 1 other but you volition beryllium capable to entree the backup.
You tin work much astir however the encrypted backups enactment successful our nonfiction astir the archetypal announcement of the feature and successful a achromatic insubstantial from Facebook. And if you privation to crook connected end-to-end encrypted backups for your account, Facebook has a usher you tin travel here.