WhatsApp has successfully become the most secure instant messenger for Apple and iOS smartphones. The already-great WhatsApp has been seeing consistent improvements since its Acquisition by Facebook. Just today, the Mountain View based company has announced the end-to-end encryption that has been made live for all WhatsApp users across the world. This is definitely a great step by WhatsApp to make the users feel much more secure while their speak their heart out to their buddies using this platform. We are not expecting the next battle to happen between FBI and WhatsApp. The Apple vs FBI scene remained on for quite a while only because of the encryption issue and now we are seeing another tech giant going ahead into a world of safe and secure communication.
So what’s this end-to-end encryption actually? Let’s have a look into it.
What is WhatsApp End-to-End Encryption?
Everyday, billions of people exchange billions of text messages, billions of photos, videos and also make voice calls over WhatsApp. WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption protects every bit of information shared over WhatsApp from getting into the wrong hands. The encryption doesn’t even allow WhatsApp itself or any WhatsApp employee to snoop into your chats, calls, photos and videos. End-to-end encryption secures your messages with a particular security key. It’s only the recipient who has the key to access that message. It’s not like WhatsApp applies the encryption thing to the over-all application, but it applies encryption to every single word shared on WhatsApp messenger. You can enable encryption for your desired contacts. Encryption option has been made live in the latest WhatsApp update. You don’t have to do anything, this option will appear at your end on its own once you’re using the latest version of WhatsApp.
How to check if the messages or calls are encryption and safe?
An indicator specifying the activation of end-to-end encryption will appear in the contact info or the group info.
How can you enable end-to-end encryption on WhatsApp?
You will have to update your WhatsApp messenger to the latest version and then follow this guide here on how to enable end-to-end encryption on WhatsApp.
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