WhatsApp is preparing to release end-to end encrypted cloud backups for iOS. WhatsApp tests many new features designed to improve users’ experience. It allows users to securely backup their chats to iCloud and also protect them with the help of a password.
Users can determine if the feature is accessible on your device as you are a beta tester. Go the WhatsApp Settings Tab > Chats > Backup of Chat End-to-end encrypted backup. Furthermore the messaging app allows customers hide profile photos from anyone who is not on their contacts list.
At present, Whatsapp features the Option of hiding the profile photos from all contacts, and even from anyone. But, WhatsApp may soon include the “My contacts only” option. The “My contacts not included” Option was evaluated for the profile pictures however, it could be extended to include Last Seen and Updates on Status as well.
According to reports that the feature is expected to be available to beta testers that have installed the latest versions of the test versions of WhatsApp along with WhatsApp Business, specifically version 18.104.22.168. The beta testers may see it gradually activated following the installation of this update.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder, chairman as well as CEO of Facebook posted on his Facebook page that Whatsapp has finished building end-to-end encrypted backups. They will shortly start rolling out the brand new privacy layer and security to its users.
As per a research by Wabetainfo the moment the user’s backup is secured, no one except social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, and Apple is able to access the content since it’s encrypted by using a password or one-digit encryption code.
It is important to keep in mind that, when using encrypted backups for chat the user must remember their passwords to unlock their backups of chat. The password could comprise numeric numbers and letters in between “a” or “f.” In the event in the event that users forgot their password, chat won’t be decrypted.
WhatsApp claimed it was now the only messaging app that offers end-to-end encryption for chat backups. Mark Zuckerberg added to his statement, “We’re adding another layer of security and privacy to WhatsApp by offering an end-to-end encryption option for backups that users choose to save on Google Drive and iCloud.
WhatsApp is the first worldwide messaging service to provide encrypted, end-to-end backups and messaging. it was a difficult technical hurdle that required a completely new system for key storage in the cloud across different operating systems.”