Facebook Is Rolling out End-to-end Encrypted Backups for WhatsApp Starting Today


Facebook has announced that it is rolling out end-to-end encrypted chat backups on WhatsApp for iOS and Android starting today. The company has been providing the end-to-end encryption service for chats, but, now, users can get similar levels of encryption with their backups.

This feature will be rolling out slowly, in the words of Facebook for people running the latest version of the application. In case you are wondering, usually, WhatsApp backups are present in Google Drive or iCloud, meaning that, theoretically, either Google or Apple could someday send the backups to the government or law enforcements if prompted to do so.

Now, with this new change, users can secure their WhatsApp cloud backups using a 64-digit encryption key or a password, meaning that no one can access this backup.

How to Enable End-to-End Encrypted Backup on WhatsApp?


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In case you wish to enable this new service, here are the steps you can follow to enable end-to-end encryption on WhatsApp on iOS and Android.

1.  Open WhatsApp and go to the Settings menu.

2. Go to Chats>Chat Backup>End-to-End Encrypted Backup.

3. Select Continue and follow the next few prompts to enter a password or key of your choice.

4. Tap the Done button and wait for WhatsApp to finalize your end-to-end encrypted backup.

How to Disable End-to-End Encrypted Backups?

The method to turn this feature off is quite similar to switching it on.

1. Go to Settings in your WhatsApp application.

2. Go to Chats>Chat Backup>End-to-End Encrypted Backup.

3. Select the option to Turn Off the Chat Backup.

4. Enter the password you set whilst setting up End-to-End Encrypted Backup

5. Confirm that you wish to do so, and select Turn Off.

In other WhatsApp related news, WhatsApp has been improving its interface dedicated to voice messages for some time now. These have evolved, both in the part dedicated to their creation and their reception. This work is in progress and will soon bear important fruits.

The tests are carried out in a controlled manner and internal to the service, but it was possible to activate and see the new features that have been created. This news arrive via the WABetaInfo site, which now shows us the latest news and which will soon be made public.

From what has been discovered, and is in the latest test version of WhatsApp for iOS, it will soon be possible to pause the recording of voicemail messages. This avoids having to record new messages every time you need to stop in the middle of this process.

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